More hoax classic gold from Kerry in Derbyshire, UK. (You have some really gullible friends Kerry, could be worth asking for a loan!)
Apparently, not satisfied with their coloured sticker plans for nicking your “best friends,” the cunning dog-nappers have bought themselves a van.
Seems from this photo, sent to us by Kerry, that this one has not only shifted from Sussex to Derbyshire (via everywhere else) but also busted out of the Social Media world into a laminated “real world” sign If you ask me some people have too much time and too easy access to laminators!
Unfortunately, this same white van with exactly the same rego (RH57 WSU) has been spotted spiriting away pooches the length and breadth of the country.
I’ve had a good look at this and there is no credible source to either of these instances. No credible news sites are reporting it and neither the Sussex nor Derbyshire Police have any mention on their Websites.
….and correct me if I’m wrong but I thought that British rego’s either had the number 50 or 52 (it’s been a while since I’ve been there so I could be wrong!)
We say DEBUNKED! You’re pooches are safe (at least from the white van man!)
The obvious pun here is making my typing fingers tingle so I’m going to get this out of the way early …. This is bull.
This photograph is doing the rounds on Facebook and was sent to us by a friend of SMD.
The photograph is real, the story that accompanies it, that the image is of Columbian bull-fighter turned animal activist Álvaro Múnera Builes, having a mid-ring epiphany is false.
Bullfight blogger FISKEHARRISON says that it is in fact Spanish matador, Francisco Javier Sánchez Vara, and he is most likely “crossing himself or he might be wiping away a bead of sweat, but whatever he is doing, the reason he is sitting down in the path a dying bull as it walks along the barrier has nothing to do with despair.”
In addition the quote that comes with the photo;
“And suddenly, I looked at the bull. He had this innocence that all animals have in their eyes, and he looked at me with this pleading. It was like a cry for justice, deep down inside of me. I describe it as being like a prayer – because if one confesses, it is hoped, that one is forgiven. I felt like the worst shit on earth.”
comes from an article by Antonio Gala Velasco in the Spanish newspaper El País in 1995, NOT Múnera.
We’re calling it DEBUNKED! Thanks to Kellee from NSW, for sending this one our way.
*We’re not getting involved in any pro or anti bullfighting discussions, we’re just dispelling a myth!*
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