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The Grand National race is an indefensible violation of animal rights

For countless people in the UK, myself included, betting on the Grand National is a guilty pleasure. Last year I won what felt like a small fortune on the race, and skipped to the bank to deposit my £80 prize. Winning money provided enough of a distraction for me to happily overlook the cruelty that […]

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Sting operations taint journalistic practices

The ethics of the UK press are once again under scrutiny following the resignation of former Minister for Civil Society Brooks Newmark. Newmark and at least seven other Conservative MPs were targets of a sting operation performed by freelance journalist Alex Wickham, who went undercover posing as a “20-something Tory PR girl.” Using photos of […]