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Super Bowl advert under fire for using chimps as actors

February 1, 2012

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It’s Super Bowl time so that must mean we’re in for yet another bout of controversy. What is it with this event that makes people taking part make the biggest faux pas? We’ve had Boob-gate in 2004 when Justin Trouser-snake, exposed a nipple shield that Janet Jackson was wearing during the half-time entertainment. Then there […]

Children looting and rioting….I blame the parents!

August 9, 2011

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This is a phrase I’ve grown up with. My parents used it freely when they saw children misbehave and their mums or dads failed to discipline them. If you can’t teach young people values and instil respect for authority and┬áseniority, what hope is there for the next generation? Where on earth do these parents think […]

East Africa’s worst drought – or is this the shape of things to come?

July 8, 2011

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At eight forty-five this morning I was on a train heading out of London to Cambridge. I squeezed into a seat sandwiched between wide-eyed, anxious teenagers and their somewhat smug parents. After all even if your kid is bright enough to get into the historic university, you still need some serious cash to afford the […]

Every hack wants a piece of the breaking news action

July 7, 2011

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At quarter past five this afternoon a statement was released by James Murdoch that Sunday would be the last issue of the tabloid paper News of the World. Killed off after a hundred and sixty-eight years, potentially costing News International many millions of pounds and leaving hundreds of hacks jobless – today’s decision was the […]

London Zoo denies accusations of incompetence over the death of baby gorilla

May 14, 2011

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When he was born Tiny became the first gorilla in 22 years to be born at London Zoo in Regent’s Park. But his arrival and the fanfare last year was not without some concern. His biological father had died in March and a new silverback (Kesho) had been brought in to lead the group of […]

Beaten into submission

April 11, 2011

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It’s an image that would stir emotion in even the most hardened of hearts. What on earth would possess someone to do this to another living organism? This photograph was printed in yesterday’s UK newspaper News of the World, and is a clear example of man’s capacity to harm in the most primitive way. I […]

Petition calls for US government to stop testing on chimps

March 6, 2011

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The debate about chimpanzees being used for medical research reached boiling point this week, as campaigners in the United States filed a legal petition. The row is over the fate of 14 chimpanzees who were allegedly moved illegally from a colony of 186 “research” chimpanzees that live in Alamogordo┬áPrimate Facility – AFP, (formerly the Coulston […]