Embargo Saturday, 7th March 2020
In January 2020, the public body responsible for bus transport in Northern Ireland (“NI”), Translink, refused to run Go Vegan World’s ads, claiming they would lead to complaints. We have successfully challenged that refusal as an unlawful interference with our legal right to freedom of expression. In the face of our legal challenge Translink has reversed its decision and has accepted the same set of educational ads, which we are delighted to report are now being displayed on buses across Belfast.
One of the ads (It’s Not a Personal Choice When Someone is Killed) features Cormac, a bull who was rescued from the Irish dairy industry and lives at Eden Farmed Animal Sanctuary. The ad reminds members of the public that using other animals is not a personal choice because when we use...