Sunday, November 18, 2012

Video: Bal Thackeray Funeral -- Uddhav Thackeray Lit the Pyre

MUMBAI, India (Sun, Nov. 18) – Reported by madn3wz

Bal Thackeray Funeral -- Uddhav Thackeray Lit the Pyre

Shiv Sena supremo  Bal Thackeray’s final rites have been offered at Shivaji Park, where he launched the Shiv Sena forty six years ago at a colossal gathering on Dussehra. More than 200,000 people, including several big names, have gathered at the extensive ground as Mr Thackeray was consigned to the flames.
Lakhs of Shiv Sainiks and supporters break down as son Uddhav Thackeray lit the pyre.
At 9:00 AM in the morning Thackeray's body was brought out of his house in suburban Bandra, wrapped in the tricolor, for funeral procession. His son, Uddhav, broke down just before the funeral procession started. A glass box carrying the 86-year-old Sena patriarch's body was then loaded onto a flower bedecked truck.
The Shiv Sena has taken permission to perform his last rites at the park at 6 pm; he will also be given full state honours. This is the first funeral to be held at Shivaji Park; the ground had special significance for Bal Thackeray, who launched his political party here in 1966. It was the venue for many of his rallies over the years, including his last public address on Dussehra this year, when he spoke to the crowd through a recorded video message.
The Shiv Sena chief died on Saturday afternoon, after a prolonged illness at the age of 86. Thackeray, who was critically ill since last Wednesday, was declared dead by Dr Jaleel Parkar who was treating him. The Sena chief had been suffering from respiratory problems and pancreatic disease. 

Watch video of funeral procession below:


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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Gunhawk Firearms' Coyote Killing Event Widely Protested by Animal Rights Groups

New Mexico (Mon, Nov. 18) – Reported by madn3wz

Gunhawk Firearms' Coyote Killing Event Widely Protested by Animal Rights Groups

A coyote-hunting competition sponsored by famous a gun store has sparked outrage among activists in New Mexico, while the competition is already dubbed as "heinous killing contest."

The team that shoots the most coyotes over the weekend will have their choice of two grand prizes from Gunhawk Firearms, the sponsors of the competition: a Browning Maxus 12-gauge shotgun or two AR-15 semi-automatic rifles.

According to KOB4 News; Gunhawk Firearms reports there have been 22 coyotes killed so far in the state-wide coyote hunting contest. It runs through Sunday afternoon.

Animal Protection groups have said the hunt is not only a cruel act but it also poses the threat to the environment. Though despite various petitions, no protestors showed up Saturday to boycott the competition.

Mark Chavez, owner of Gunhawk Firearms, told media that he planned to collect the coyote pelts, send them to a taxidermist and then sell them for $50 each, with the money going to a scholarship fund for an agriculture student.

And despite the protests; the competition will go on, Chavez said.

On Gunhawk Firearms' Facebook page today, there was a decisive message:


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