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Animals times ten: White House doubles down on Trump’s MS-13 remark

The Trump administration is doubling down on his description of the Mara Salvatrucha gang as “animals,” using the term ten times in a White House statement after the media storm surrounding the president’s remark. “MS-13 is a transnational gang that has brought violence, fear, and suffering to American communities,” said the White House statement about the gang, released Monday. “President ...

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Did Trump just call illegal immigrants ‘animals’?

President Donald Trump has once again made headlines, for supposedly referring to illegal immigrants as ‘animals’ during a White House roundtable on California ‘sanctuary city’ policies. Mainstream US media was quick to condemn the president’s remarks as bigotry and racism, and a dehumanization technique aimed at any and all immigrants from Latin America who enter the US illegally across the ...

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Zoo death threats: Swedish wildlife park exposed for destroying 163 healthy animals

Staff at a Swedish zoo which followed a policy of culling seemingly healthy animals have received death threats. Members of the public are outraged at the practice which was exposed by national public broadcaster SVT. Over the last four years a total of 286 animals have been killed at the Borås Zoo in Sweden. Of these 163 were healthy, including ...

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‘Treated like animals’: Yarl’s Wood detainees starve themselves to protest ‘inhumane’ detention

Around 120 Yarl’s Wood detainees are on day three of a hunger strike in protest at the shutdown of the ‘inhumane’ immigration removal center. They want to change what they call the “thoroughly racist” system, a campaigner told RT. The detainees started the strike on Wednesday in protest at the “offensive” treatment at the hands of the Home Office. They ...

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Clucking hell: Ministry of Defence pays £2mn in compensation for scaring animals

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has paid out almost £2 million (US$ 2.8 million) in compensation to farmers over the last four years because its low-flying aircraft have scared pigs, lambs and horses to death. Some £250,000 has been given to poultry farmers because MoD helicopters and planes have left hens so spooked they trampled each other to death, according ...

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‘I was terrified’: When ‘emotional support animals’ go wrong

A passenger on United Airlines tried to claim ‘emotional support’ animal status for her peacock, but the company would have none of it. It’s not the first time an oddball pet’s companionship was rejected service. Earlier this week, United denied boarding to the ‘emotional support peacock’ at Newark Airport. The bird’s owner reportedly claimed the peacock was an ‘emotional support ...

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‘Loudest fish sex on Earth’: Mexican marine orgies deafen other animals

Published time: 20 Dec, 2017 11:48 Edited time: 20 Dec, 2017 11:50 Once a year, millions of “corvina drum” fish gather to mate off Mexico, producing love sounds so loud they cause hearing loss in marine mammals, scientists told AFP. There are also concerns the noisy ritual encourages overfishing. Each spring, the Colorado River Delta in Mexico’s Northern Gulf of ...

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Amazon workers treated like ‘animals’ in exhausting working conditions, reporter reveals

Amazon workers are being treated like “animals,” forced to work to the point of physical collapse, it has been revealed. An undercover reporter for the Daily Mirror laid bare the working conditions at the world’s largest retailer. Daily Mirror reporter Alan Selby found that workers at the Amazon plant in Tilbury, Essex, were so tired that they “fell asleep on ...

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‘We wouldn't treat animals like this’: Report reveals shocking child prison conditions

Incarcerated children are being locked in their cells for more than 22 hours a day without daylight, showers or telephones, according to a new report on youth prisons. Campaigners fumed: “If we treated animals like this, it would be a national scandal.” The annual report by HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) found that worsening staff shortages in jails have resulted ...

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Richard Branson's Necker Island, Hundreds of Exotic Animals in Hurricane Irma's Path

Richard BransonExotic Animals on Necker IslandIn Irma’s Path 9/6/2017 1:18 PM PDT EXCLUSIVE As Hurricane Irma pounds the Caribbean and people flee or take cover, there are hundreds of animals that are less protected … but the good news is that many know how to fend for themselves. Sir Richard Branson‘s Necker Island is home to a variety of exotic ...

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