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Email Petitions - Page 2

Hoax - Obama's Cook County Correctional Center

Message that features a series of photographs depicting a luxuriously appointed prison claims that the pictures show the Cook County Correctional Center in Chicago, Illinois, a project brought to fruition by Barack Obama.

Published: October 8, 2012

'Causes' Petition Calling To End Using Dogs As Shark Bait

The link to this petition recirculates periodically, most often accompanied by the photo of a dog with large hooks impaled through its snout. The petition, addressed to ‘the French government’ accuses French Islanders of using live dogs as shark bait and demands the French authorities end the practice. Some versions also link an article from the internet publication The Inquisitr.

Published: September 11, 2012

Circulating Image Implies Heineken Supports Dog Fighting

Widely circulated image shows a dog fight with a row of Heineken banners visible in the background.

Published: September 4, 2012

Baby With Bong Protest Message

Facebook message that features a young woman holding a bong to a baby's mouth asks users to spread the photo so that the woman will not regain custody of the child.

Published: August 28, 2012

Circulating Opinion Piece - 'Democratic, Republican Liberal-Progressive's Worst Nightmare'

Oft forwarded political piece stridently discusses a long list of perceived problems with social and political life in modern America.

Published: August 9, 2012

Circus Cruelty to Animals Protest Message - Baby Elephant Photograph

Circulating message protesting the cruel treatment of circus elephants features as evidence a photograph of a baby elephant beside its mother.

Published: 7th May 2012

'Daddy it Hurts' Anti-Child Abuse Chain Letter

Message that features an image of a small child with an injured face along with a poem about a child murdered by an abusive father exhorts recipients to repost the image and poem to show that they are against child abuse.

Published: 3rd April 2012

False Protest Message Claims Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani Has Been Executed

Social media driven protest message claims that Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has been executed in Iran and asks why church and government authorities have not raised an international outcry about the pastor's death.

Published: 28th March 2012

'Wolf' Slaughter Protest Message

Message that features a photograph of hunters posing by a small truck filled with animal corpses decries the slaughter of the great wolves and asks that users pass on the picture to help stop the wolf killings.

Published: 3rd March 2012

Hoax - Right To Be Connected to an Australian Phone Rep

Message claims that Australians have the right to be transferred to an Australian based representative if they have been connected to an overseas help centre when calling a company or service.

Published: 24th February 2012

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