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ACTION ALERT: Stop the death sentence of dog by stoning ! PLEASE SIGN

Tuesday June 21, 2011, 11:39 am This is a HOAX---I repeat---this is a Hoax---retractions and apologies have already been printed. UPDATE: Hours after publishing this critique, the BBC published a separate followup reflecting Maariv’s apology, while the Daily Telegraph removed the story from its website. We wait for AFP and YNet News to correct the record as well. UPDATE 2: The BBC’s response is simply unacceptable. Find out why here on our Backspin blog and take further action. * * * A truly bizarre story appeared in the Israeli press in the past few weeks. According to YNet News: A Jerusalem rabbinical court recently sentenced a wandering dog to death by stoning. The cruel sentence stemmed from the suspicion that the hound was the reincarnation of a famous secular lawyer, who insulted the court’s judges 20 years ago. The story was picked up by the Daily Telegraph, Time, A...

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