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Monday, 20 June 2011

Stone the crows (but not the dogs)

As Harold Wilson said, a lie can be halfway round the world before the truth has got its boots on...One such lie would appear to be a silly story about a Jerusalem rabbinical court having sentenced a dog to death by stoning. It has apparently been all over Twitter. Which, given how seriously some people take cruelty to animals, is not as funny as it sounds, as it generates hatred of religious people among dog-lovers. There's enough bad news that's actually true without adding false stories to the pile. It turns out that, as you can read here, it's very simply not true. So we can all now move along and get back to reality.

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