BRAZILIAN ACTIVISTS ARE said to have stormed a laboratory in the southeastern state of Sao Paulo and freed some 200 Beagle dogs used for drug testing.Most of the animals had their skins shaven and one was found dead, frozen in liquid nitrogen and with signs of mutilation, according to reports carried by websites of the dailies Folha de Sao Paulo and O Estado de Sao Paulo.Rat fetuses were also found during the operation which occurred at the Royal Institute lab located in Sao Roque, 60 kilometres from Sao Paulo. Police made no arrests.The lab was not available for comment.Giulana Stefanini, one of the animal rights protesters who took part in the action, was quoted as saying that one of the beagles “was found with no eyes.”Ahead of their action, the activists went to police to complain of alleged mistreatment of animals at the lab, but they said no action was taken.The lab cancelled a meeting with the protesters at the last minute and described the invasion as “an act of terrorism,” insisting that its activities are monitored by Brazil’s Health Surveillance Agency, according to O Estado.Animal testing for scientific research is legal in Brazil and is regulated in line with international norms.- © AFP, 2012Read: Irish Wildlife Trust calls on public to help change animal welfare bill>
Note to readers: this story contains graphic and violent imagery.Brazil is home to the most successful national soccer team in history. As the only team to play in every FIFA World Cup, the Brazilians have won five titles, one ahead of Gli Azzurri from Italy.The country has fielded some of the greatest names in the sport’s storied history: from arguably the greatest player ever, Pelé, whose real name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, to the likes of Roberto Carlos and Roberto Rivelino. Today, the squad features the phenomenon that is Barcelona forward Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, as well as stars like Chelsea midfielder Oscar dos Santos Emboaba Júnior and Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva.The history is there; the talent is there. Brazil is my favorite to win the 2014 World Cup on home soil, but in what world is it acceptable to host one of the largest international affairs in a city rampant with near-warfare between police forces and drug lords?In recent years, numerous stories have come out of Brazil about gruesome murder and corruption. Some might say these issues have nothing to do with soccer, and will not affect the tournament itself.The thing is, the sport has begun to play a central part in these crimes.Back in July, 20-year-old referee Otávio Jordão da Silva stabbed Josenir dos Santos Abreu, a 30-year-old Brazilian soccer player, during a match. The player died on the way to the hospital, but the violence goes doesn’t end there. In retaliation, fans came onto the field and stoned Silva to death, before beheading him on the pitch.Two dead because of a game — no good reasons.Fast forward to Oct. 29 in Rio de Janeiro. The wife of former Brazilian soccer player João Rodrigo Silva Santos made the most horrifying discovery imaginable. Santos had not returned home from work the night before and his wife found his rucksack outside their front door. In the bag was Santos’ severed head.The first crime, the double murder on a soccer pitch, was a direct result of the sport. The death of Santos might not have any direct ties to his time as a soccer player, but the point is that the violence in Rio de Janeiro is out of hand.I never would have heard of these crimes had they not been related to a sport, but they are. In a country that is set to host the biggest event in soccer, violence runs rampant from fans, refs, players and even former players.I would love an opportunity to attend a World Cup, especially in a place which such a rich history in the sport. That said, I would not even consider an all expenses paid trip to the 2014 tournament.The risk is high, and the reward cannot compare.FIFA has made some questionable decisions in recent years, like rewarding the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, but there is no decision more absurd than allowing this event to take place in Rio de Janeiro.Rio de Janeiro is also set to host the 2016 Summer Olympics.While these stories are horrifying, I truly fear for the stories that will likely come out about crimes during the tournament. From locals in Rio, to those traveling in from around the world, how can one not fear for his or her life?
He added: “We are looking at these races around three miles, because I think that is the sort of trip you will see the best of her at.“She is a tough mare that has a touch of quality.”Edmunds also hopes Classic Ben can go one better than on his comeback at Exeter when returning to Sandown, the scene of his only success over fences, for the Betfair London National on December 5.He said: “It was a good prep he had at Exeter. He got outpaced, but stayed on and did everything we wanted him to.“He has come out of the race well, and the plan is to go for the London National.“Everything seems to suit him at Sandown, and he seems to love the place for some reason.”Edmunds expected Classic Ben to need his latest outing, and the manner of his performance took him by surprise.He added: “I thought the track at Exeter would suit it him, but the run was better than I expected.“I just thought the ground might have been a bit quick for him.“He did find it a little bit lively down the back straight, before staying on really well.” Stuart Edmunds reports Grade Two winner Queenohearts remains on course to make her return from injury this month.The seven-year-old has not been sighted since finishing down the field in the Dawn Run Mares’ Novices at the 2019 Cheltenham Festival, having missed all last season.- Advertisement – An outing in either a Pertemps Hurdle qualifier at Market Rasen on November 19, or a Listed mares’ hurdle at Kempton four days later, will be first up for the daughter of Flemensfirth.Edmunds said: “Queenohearts missed last season with a leg injury, but that’s 100 per cent now.“She was going to run this week, but she had some physio and she was just a bit sore – she will be out in the next two weeks.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “She will either go to Market Rasen for a Pertemps qualifier or the Listed mares’ race at Kempton.“She would have a penalty to carry at Kempton – and whether the ground would be soft enough, I’m not sure.”Queenohearts is yet to race beyond two and a half miles, but Edmunds believes she will improve for a step up in trip.- Advertisement –
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