Sportsman who bit head off live chicken faces legal action

Brigitte Bardot foundation says video of Basque pelota player Bixente Larralde is sickening Animal rights campaigners say they will sue a sporting champion for animal cruelty after he was filmed biting the head off a live cockerel during a dinner with friends. The Brigitte Bardot foundation said the actions of the Basque pelota player Bixente Larralde were shocking and sickening. In the brief video apparently made in June, a smiling Larralde is seen sitting at a table with several wine bottles and a cockerel. Larralde grabs the bird and, as it struggles, bites off its head, which he then spits out. Daniel Raposo from the BB foundation said the organisations lawyers had been instructed to sue. We must absolutely highlight …

Why have Americans given so much money to restore Notre-Dame?

When the iconic cathedral was nearly lost to flames, the wave of grief was felt across the Atlantic as donations came rolling in As news broke on 15 April 2019 that the roof of the French cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris was on fire, phones immediately started ringing at the offices of the French Heritage Society, executive director Jennifer Herlein recalls. People, most of them Americans, some in tears, were offering donations to rebuild the beloved gothic monument. We cannot imagine a world without Paris, and we cannot imagine a Paris without Notre-Dame, the French Heritage Society had said in its call for funds. It was right. The French Heritage Society has so far received $2.45m in donations, mostly from the …

Montpellier melts under a 45C high as Europe hit by record heatwave

The south of France is like August in Death Valley, officials say, but lessons have been learnt from the deadly summer of 2003 Where shall we put it? asked Luc Gomel, the director of Montpellier zoo. Right on the front gate, to make sure the joggers see it, came the reply from the reception desk. They always complain if bits of the park are shut. Gomel, sweat patches already blotting his armpits in the early morning heat, pinned the red notice to the gatepost. It warned that, because Montpellier was both on red alert for a heatwave and rated as a severe wildfire risk, special measures had been put in place at the zoo. The city, in the Hrault region …

I Capture The Unexpected Friendship Between My Dog And My Duck On Film (25 Pics)

My newest photography series is about the friendship between my dog and my duck. Vendetta, the dog, is an old German Shepherd female. And Lemony is an Indian Runner Duck. Vendetta is completely in love with water so naturally, I began to take Lemony together with us to the lake, and then even to the woods and the city. Still, I’ve got a lot of projects and shooting ideas with them but here are some shots that I wish you to show. I hope you will enjoy them! More info: 4 reply #2 Soulmates 8 reply View More Replies… #3 Cuddling time in the bed 7 reply #4 After a swim at the lake, watching the sun goes down 3 …

Michael Jackson fan groups to sue accusers for ‘sullying his memory’

Robson Wade and James Safechuck, who in HBO documentary accuse Jackson of child sex abuse, face legal action in France Three dropped Jackson-themed clothing on Thursday from a collection it had shown at Paris fashion week in January, saying it found the allegations in the documentary deeply troubling and disturbing. Virgil Abloh, the first black designer to lead a major Paris fashion house, was assailed by Jackson fans on social media for the decision. Shame on you for removing all items related to Michael Jackson, one wrote on Instagram, while another accused him of being a traitor on the white people side. In 2014, French lawyer Ludot won nominal damages of 1 (80) from Jacksons personal doctor Conrad Murray for …