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all 77 of them.

Quite a few I'd do, one or two actual Falangs, several ugly, several morons and all of them photoshopped to within an inch of their lives...

Dogs Being Poisoned With Cyanide And Fed To Unknowing Bali Tourists In Restaurants

19 June 2017 - 19:52

Tourists are unknowingly being fed dog meat in Bali, with more than 70 restaurants serving it, an explosive ABC report claims.

Evidence provided to the ABC's 7.30 report claims the dogs are brutally caught and then butchered not far from the beaches on one of Australia and NZ's favourite holiday islands.

Some of the animals are poisoned, which could potentially be fatal to humans, a leading toxicologist told the programme.

Whilst eating dog meat was not illegal in Bali, killing animals cruelly or eating meat contaminated with poison was against the law, Animals Australia's campaign director Lyn White said.

"The dog-meat trade breaches animal cruelty laws and food safety laws. That is a statement of fact," she told the ABC.

Dogs are brutally caught and then butchered or poisoned, the report claims.
Dogs are brutally caught and then butchered or poisoned, the report claims.

In an investigation led by Animals Australia, 7.30 obtained evidence that dogs are being bludgeoned, strangled or poisoned for human consumption.

"Dog meat is essentially filtering into the tourist food chain," White said.

A Seminyak street vendor at a popular beach admitted to the programme he is selling dog, but this is not what he tells his tourist customers.

It's not just being sold on the beach, specialty restaurants sell dog meat as well.

"Tourists will walk down a street, they'll see a street store selling satay but what they are not realising is the letters RW on the store mean it is dog meat being served," White said.

An undercover Animal Australia investigator - identified as Luke by the ABC 7.30 report -  infiltrated the Bali dog trade, saying despite being trained to watch cruel scenes, nothing had prepared him for the brutal catching of dogs in Bali villages.

"I focussed on my camera work but it was gut-wrenching to hear these dogs ... screaming and wailing in terror and sorrow," he said.

The report interviews a Balinese villager who admits to killing thousands of dogs over three decades, while another man, from Denpasar, rides through back streets on his scooter, shooting dogs with a gun.

Other animals are killed using cyanide bait, a method which was a severe health risk for people according to Doctor Andrew Dawson, director of the New South Wales Poisons Information Centre.

"Because you are going to be exposed to a very toxic poison," Dawson said.

"Firstly, cyanide is not going to be destroyed by cooking. So there will be cyanide throughout the dog's body.

"The actual risk depends upon how much poison is in the dog meat."

The clinical toxicologist said concentrations of cyanide in the flesh of the dog commonly used in a satay stick could result in minor symptoms such as "feeling nauseated, diarrhoea, aches in the muscles and shortness of breath".

But there are people in Bali fighting to end the cruel industry.

Influential Hindu spiritual leader Gusti Ngurah Harta told the ABC he was shocked to hear people were eating dog meat.

"It means they forgot their elders' teaching," he said. "We are not allowed to eat dog meat in Bali. This is upsetting," he said.

The Bali Animal Welfare Association is working to protect the island's dogs said the organisation was currently looking after about 150 dogs but had documented 70 restaurants serving dog in Bali.

- watoday.com.au


Not Again - Van Drives Into Group Of People Near Mosque In London

19 June 2017 - 00:56

  • A van has driven into a group of people near at Seven Sisters Rd near London's Finsbury Park Station.
  • Police say there have been "a number of casualties"
  • Local ambulances have sent a number of resources to the scene
  • One person has been arrested

Thailand To Launch New 10 Year Multiple Entry Visa For Over 50S

17 June 2017 - 23:18

Via Thai Visa -

Thailand to launch new 10 year multiple entry visa for over 50s

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BANGKOK:-- Foreigners in Thailand  will soon be able to apply for a 10 year visa.

First proposed in November 2016 as a way to promote Thailand as a medical and wellness hub, Thaivisa understands the 10 year visa was this week formally approved by the Prime Minister.

The new Non O X visa will be available to anyone who is over 50 years of age and from one of the 14 countries listed below.

Applicants will need to have a minimum 3 million baht in a Thai bank account, or a combination of 1.8 million baht in the bank and income not less than 1.2 million baht.

The 3 million baht  must be kept in the bank as a deposit for a period of one year but can be reduced to 1.5 million under certain conditions.

Criminal background checks are required on all applicants, who must also have valid medical insurance from a Thai insurance company for the duration of the visa.

Foreigners are not permitted to work while staying in Thailand on the visa and 90 day reports are still required.

The visa will cost 10,000 baht and will be valid for 5 years, before being renewed for a further 5 years.

The new Non O X visa will be available from 11 August, with an official announcement expected imminently.

The Non O X visa does not replace the current annual retirement extension.

Thailand 10 year visa in brief:

- Over 50s only
- 14 nationalities eligible: Japan, Australia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Sweden, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Canada and United States of America.
- Minimum 3 million baht in Thai bank account
- or combination of 1. 8 million in the bank and income not less than 1.2 million
- 3 million baht must be kept in account for one year, can be reduced to 1.5 million under certain conditions
- Criminal background check from country you hold passport
- Health insurance provided by Thai company, Outpatient coverage minimum 40,000 baht, Inpatient coverage not less than 100,000 thousand baht
- Not permitted to work
- Unlimited entry valid for 5 years
- Fee is 10,000 baht
- 90 day report still required.
- Visa issued in two 5 year periods

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Not NZ :(

The Anything Goes Photography Thread!

17 June 2017 - 22:36

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