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Email Petitions - Page 3

Caged Pigs Protest Message

Circulating message that features a photograph depicting pigs confined to very small cages claims that the photograph was taken on an American factory farm and that the pigs are kept in the tight cages so that they will fatten up more quickly because their movement is restricted.

Published: 3rd February 2012

Facebook Protest Message Against Casey Anthony Book Deal

Circulating protest message claims that Casey Anthony, reviled mother of murdered two year old Caylee Anthony, is set to make a lot of money via a movie and book deal. The message asks users to boycott any such book or movie.

Published: 13th January 2011

Animal Mistreatment Protest Message - Firecracker Put In Dog's Mouth

Circulating social media message includes a graphic and disturbing image of a German Shepherd with its face partially blown off after youths placed a firecracker in its mouth. The message asks users to share if they are against the mistreatment of animals.

Published: 10th January 2011

False Claim - Cardiff City Football Club Refused to Donate Club Shirt for Fallen Soldier's Coffin

Protest message circulating via social media claims that Cardiff City football club refused to donate a club shirt to place in the coffin of Lance Corporal Richard Scanlon, a soldier killed in Afghanistan despite a request for a shirt from the soldier's family.

Published: 24th November 2011

Child Abuse Protest Message - Child Being Stepped on Photograph

Facebook driven protest message that features a disturbing image of a small child being stepped on by a grown man, asks users who are against child abuse to "like" and "share" the message.

Published: 3rd November 2011

Protest Message - Dog Named 'Parrot' Shot by Police

The event described in the message did occur. However, it took place in September 2010 and had no connection to the current Occupy Movement as implied in the message. Accounts of the incident differ significantly. Statements from the dog's owner and other witnesses mirror the description of the event in this protest message. However, police claim that the dog was killed because it was about to attack a police officer.

Published: November 3, 2011

Inaccurate Protest Message - Poundland and Bodyshop Banning Staff From Wearing Poppies

Circulating protest message claims that UK based stores Poundland and BodyShop have banned their staff from wearing Remembrance Day poppies.

Published: 1st November 2011

Image of Police Officer Macing a Child

Circulating message that contains a photograph of a police officer spraying mace at a young girl asks recipients to repost the information in the hope that the officer can be identified and dealt with.

Published: 24th October 2011

Email forward claims that the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in South Africa is about to close down.

Published: 22nd October 2011

Bill Cosby - 'I'm 76 and I'm Tired'

Circulating diatribe that condemns the conduct of Muslims and blames many of the world's ills on poor and lazy people is attributed to US comedian Bill Cosby.

Published: 7th October 2011

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