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Sea turns blood red as entire village including children round up and slaughter 180 whales in preparation for the harsh winter months (Video/photos)

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These images show dozens of villagers on a remote Atlantic island hunting down and slaughtering a pod of whales, colouring the water red with blood.

The practice, known as whale driving, saw children as young as five take part in the hunt of some 180 whales in the village of Sandavágur on Vágar island last month.

Every summer, hundreds of pilot and beaked whales are killed across the Faroe Islands, a Danish archipelago located hundreds of miles off the Scottish coast between Norway and Iceland.

Whale driving on the Faroe Islands date back to the late 16th century and involve residents herding pods of whales into shallow waters.

They are then killed using a ‘spinal lance’ that is inserted through the animal’s neck to break its spinal cord.

While locals have been carrying out the annual hunts ahead of the sparse winter months for centuries, with the meat served salted or cut into steaks and the blubber sliced up and eaten raw, the practice often come off as shocking and gruesome to outsiders.

Cambridge University student Alastair Ward, 22, was visiting the archipelago last month to celebrate his graduation when he and a friend stumbled across the whale hunt.

He said: ‘We were walking round this bay when this family of locals ran over and said ‘you’re lucky, there’s a whale coming’.

‘We thought it would just be one being dragged in but more and more boats kept appearing on the horizon.

‘I couldn’t believe how many whales there were. They were driving them into the bay, prodding them with their oars.

‘Once they got close enough, the whole town sprinted in and started hacking at them. Even the children were getting involved, pulling on the ropes and jumping on the carcasses.

‘We were just sat there speechless and a bit upset but you couldn’t really pull yourself away.’  He added: ‘The squealing from the whales was horrible.

He said: ‘We were walking round this bay when this family of locals ran over and said ‘you’re lucky, there’s a whale coming’.

‘We thought it would just be one being dragged in but more and more boats kept appearing on the horizon.

‘I couldn’t believe how many whales there were. They were driving them into the bay, prodding them with their oars.

‘Once they got close enough, the whole town sprinted in and started hacking at them. Even the children were getting involved, pulling on the ropes and jumping on the carcasses.

‘We were just sat there speechless and a bit upset but you couldn’t really pull yourself away.’  He added: ‘The squealing from the whales was horrible.

Hunted: The whales have been driven into the shallows where locals then jump in and kill them using a 'spinal lance'

All in this together: When a pod of whales is herded into the bay, it is time for the whole village to get to work 

Two young Faroe men have killed a whale  which is now bleeding out into the water

Hunting season: Dozens of villagers on Vágar, Faroe Islands, gather to help out in the hunting and butchering of a pod of some 180 whales 

Learning early: Both adults and children take part in the slaughtering of the whale pod in village of Sandavágur on Vágar 

Butchers: The carcass of a whale is dragged through the water before it is cut up on land by the locals 

The local government says the annual whale hunts ensures that those living on the Faroe Islands, which offers limited opportunities for farming, are able to import less food from abroad

Pull them in: Locals use ropes to pull in the whales' bodies in order to butcher them for meat and blubber

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Man arrested for having sex with horse confesses to carrying out the act 4 times a week

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A man arrested for allegedly having sex with a miniature horse has confessed to the act and said he engages in the act 4 times a week. He also added that he always used a condom because he “didn’t want to get a disease”.

Nicolas Sardo, 21 is accused of having sex with the animal, called Jackie G, on multiple occasions. A witness told police she saw Nicholas Sardo, of Florida, engaging in sexual activity with the horse on her family’s property on October 13, according to a statement from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

Another woman also contacted the sheriff’s office saying she, too, caught Sardo in the act and confronted him about it.

 

Man arrested for having sex with horse confesses to carrying out the act 4 times a week

 

When questioned by the authorities, Sardo reportedly admitted to having sex with the small horse four times in one week. The 21-year-old said he wore a condom during each of the sexual encounters “because he didn’t want to get a disease from the horse.”

The horse is owned by Sardo’s relatives. Officers did not say if the horse suffered injuries.

 

Man arrested for having sex with horse confesses to carrying out the act 4 times a week

 

The sheriff’s office reported that Sardo admitted that what he did was wrong and that he was a “sick man.”

Sardo has been arrested and charged with four counts of bestiality, sexual contact with an animal, punishable by a year in jail, and $1,000 fine per count. He is being held at the Marion County Jail and his bail was set at $4,000.

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Photo: Father arrested for defiling his 2-year-old daughter

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The Lagos state police command have arrested Peter Adida of No.9 Oyetayo Olafisoye street Westwood estate, Badore, Ajah, Lagos for allegedly defiling his 2-year-old daughter.

Preliminary medical report indicated that there was penetration and that the baby is infected.

When questioned by the female officer on who did it, the baby pointed out her father and was able to describe various sex positions with Dad.

The Commissioner of a police, Lagos state, CP Imohimi Edgal, has directed that the matter be transferred to the Gender Section for further investigation.

He admonishes parents and guardians to watch their children closely as predators are on the increase.

The police say the suspect would be charged to court soon.

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Viral homeless veteran and couple who created GoFundMe account for him knew each other for a month before creating fake story and may now face 10 years in jail

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Last year, a homeless veteran went viral after a New Jersey woman claimed that he used his last $20 to buy her gas when he met her for the first time and noticed she was stranded.

 

The story went viral and touched hearts all over the world. The New Jersey woman and her man then went on to start a GoFundMe campaign which raised over $403,000 for the homeless man. But the relationship soured when the veteran took them to court this year and accused them of refusing to Grant him access to the money, and instead using it on themselves.

 

Well, it has now emerged that the homeless veteran and the New Jersey couple are all frauds and knew each other for one month before they faked that viral touching story.

On Thursday, October 15, Kate McClure, 28, Mark D’Amico, 39, and Johnny Bobbitt Jr, 34, were all charged with second degree theft by deception and conspiracy to commit theft by deception in New Jersey.

They all now face between five and ten years behind bars.

 

 Viral homeless veteran and couple who created GoFundMe account for him knew each other for a month before creating fake story and may now face 10 years in jail

 

The couple, McClure and D’Amico, were released on bail after turning themselves in and will return to court on December 24.  Bobbitt is still in custody in Philadelphia awaiting extradition to New Jersey.

The couple was not required to pay anything to post bail. Of the $403,000 they raised and $360,000 they netted after GoFundMe fees, there is not a single dollar left.  They gave Bobbitt around $75,000 but blew the rest on expensive trips, casinos, expensive bags, and cars.

 

 Viral homeless veteran and couple who created GoFundMe account for him knew each other for a month before creating fake story and may now face 10 years in jail

 

GoFundMe has promised to reimburse the 14,000 people who contributed to the campaign.

The story began to fell apart in August this year after Bobbitt complained to a newspaper that the couple “stole” the money and left him to return to the streets. But the couple claimed Bobbitt was trying to squander the money and they were helping him manage it properly. They accused him of trying to slander them because they wouldn’t let him blow the money away.  They also swore they had not spent a single dollar from the donations on themselves.

Prosecutors then carried out an investigation and found that not only had the couple blown all the money, as has been suspected for months, but their story was fraudulent from the beginning and Bobbitt, who had been seen as their victim, was in on the plan all along.

Scott Coffina, Burlington County Prosecutor, said at a press conference on Thursday:

The paying it forward story that drove this fundraiser might seem too good to be true. Unfortunately it was. The entire campaign was predicated on a lie.

She did not run out of gas at an I-95 off ramp and he did not spend his last $20 to help her.

D’Amico, McClure and Bobbitt conspired to pass off a fake, feel good story that would compel donors to contribute to their cause and it worked in a very big way but it was fictitious and illegal and there are consequences.

Speaking on how the couple met the homeless man, Coffina said:

Johnny Bobbitt used to hang out near an underpass and this off ramp happens to be near a Sugarhouse casino and they frequented it and they ran into him on their trips there, befriended him, gave him $10, some coffee or some food.

Prosecutors found a 2012 Facebook post made by Bobbitt in which he claimed to have helped another woman in North Carolina by buying her gas after she too became stranded. There is no trace of it ever happening.

On Thursday, Coffina said he hoped the shocking story would not stop others from donating to genuine good causes in the future.

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