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Passionate and Impartial?

September 20, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

Bunny Beautiful

The people of Limerick took to the streets of the city centre today in protest. The protest was against the use of public lands for circuses with animal acts. Limerick City Councillors will vote on the motion this coming Monday.

I was there in a purely impartial capacity. I was covering the protest for the online version of the Limerick Voice, a newspaper project carried out by University of Limerick journalism students each year.

DSCN0061 Crowds were gathering before the protest even began.

It felt a bit difficult to be impartial though, as animal welfare is a great interest of mine. It’s why I use cruelty-free cosmetics; don’t wear suede, leather or wool and why I’m a vegetarian.

I carried out my interviews impartially and took photos of the protesters but it was actually very difficult to find people who were against the ban. I contacted each Councillor before the…

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