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British plea to Indian PM Modi over tortured and shackled captive temple elephants

[ad_1] Campaigners for elephant welfare are lobbying the Indian prime minister during his trip to Britain as they expose “arguably the worst case of animal cruelty in the world”. Activists say elephants rented out by religious temples for regular festivals are exploited “like slaves” and subjected to “horrific torture” that includes …

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Weibo reverses ban on gay content after huge outcry in China

[ad_1] Chinese social network Weibo has reversed a ban on gay content following a public outcry. The microblogging platform was flooded with posts containing the hashtags “#IamGay” and “#IamGayNotaPervert” as users protested the censorship of material depicting homosexuality. The ban had been announced on Friday as part of a “clean-up” which …

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