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Old 06-21-2017, 08:36 PM   #196
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Meanwhile in China ...

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A notorious Chinese dog meat festival opened on Wednesday with butchers hacking slabs of canines and cooks frying the flesh despite rumours that authorities would impose a ban this year.

After initial reports that authorities would prohibit the meat at the summer solstice event in the southern town of Yulin, animal rights groups said vendors and officials reached a compromise setting a limit of two dogs displayed per stall.

But multiple carcasses rested on some stalls at the main Nanqiao market, with stiff pointy tails, leathery yellow skin, eyes shut and bared teeth as if in a final growl. ...

... Thousands of dogs have traditionally been killed during the festival in conditions activists describe as brutal, with dogs beaten and boiled alive in the belief that the more terrified they are, the tastier the meat. ...

... Between 10 million and 20 million dogs are killed for food annually in China, according to the Humane Society International.

Dog meat consumption is not illegal in China, but animal rights groups have sought to stop its sale at the annual festival.

Outside the market, vendors sold stewed dog meat out of enormous steaming woks, shovelling big portions into plastic bags for passing customers. ...

... "Business during the festival goes up about ninefold. But don't worry, we always manage to have enough dogs," he said, adding that he planned to sell six dogs a day during the festival.

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Dogs are seen in cages for sale at a market ahead of a dog meat festival in Yulin in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Monday, June 20, 2016
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Old 06-25-2017, 02:38 PM   #197
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Meanwhile in Pakistan ...

There's no free lunch; or, free oil.

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BAHAWALPUR, Pakistan (AP) An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing 153 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, a hospital official said as the death toll continued to rise. ...

... A loudspeaker atop a local mosque alerted villagers to the leaking fuel, and scores raced to the site with jerry cans, said Rana Mohammad Salim, deputy commissioner of Bahawalpur. ...

... Abdul Malik, a local police officer who was also among the first to arrive, described a "horrible scene." "I have never seen anything like it in my life. Victims trapped in the fireball. They were screaming for help," he said. When the fire subsided, "we saw bodies everywhere, so many were just skeletons. The people who were alive were in really bad shape," he said. ...

... Saznoor Ahmad, 30, whose two cousins were killed in the fire, said the crowd of people screamed as the flames engulfed them. "The fire moved so fast," he said. When the flames subsided the field was strewn with bodies, and nearby were the charred shells of motorcycles and cars that the villagers had used to race to the scene. ...

... Eyewitnesses said about 30 motorcycles that had carried villagers to the accident site lay charred nearby. Eight other vehicles were destroyed, they said. ...
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Old 07-16-2017, 11:00 PM   #198
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Meanwhile at the U.S. Women's Open Golf tournament Sunday, July 16, 2017, in Bedminster, N.J. ...

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Park wins US Women's Open in front of President Trump

Trump arrived Friday and became the first sitting president to attend a Women's Open, seeing parts of the final three rounds. ...
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Old 07-19-2017, 02:27 PM   #199
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Meanwhile, in Mocoa:



That's...unfortunate.
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Old 07-19-2017, 03:31 PM   #200
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Wonder if everyone made it out...
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:57 PM   #201
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Why is that shovel drinking dirty water?
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Old 07-20-2017, 02:57 PM   #202
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Why is that shovel drinking dirty water?
Because eating it would be silly.
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Wonder if everyone made it out...
I do wonder about that trackhoe, and it's operator, at the very bottom...
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