Spanish prostitutes ordered to wear reflective vests for their own safety [via The Daily Telegraph]
The town of Els Alamus in Catalonia has ordered prostitutes to wear yellow fluorescent safety vests or face a €40 fine in order to comply with traffic safety laws. A spokesman for the regional police force, the Mossos d’Esquadra said: “In the past couple of months the prostitutes have been fined for two reasons: for not wearing the reflective jacket and for creating danger on the public highway.” Prostitution is not illegal in Spain, although profiting from another’s sale of sex is.
Emperor stag killed: anger after Britain’s biggest wild animal shot dead [via The Daily Telegraph]
A red deer stag weighing about 300 pounds and standing 9 feet tall was shot and killed recently, sparking anger among British citizens over what is believed to be that nation’s largest wild animal. Deer experts are using the Exmoor Emperor’s death to decry allowing hunting during the deer mating season. “It’s a disgrace that this magnificent animal has been shot at this time because it could be that he didn’t get a chance to rut properly this year – therefore his genes have not been passed on this time round,” deer management expert Peter Donnolly said. “If we care about deer we should maintain a standard and stop all persecution during this important time of the year.”
New Hampshire’s largest newspaper rejects gay couple’s marriage notice [via New York Daily News]
Although New Hampshire is one of five states to recognize same-sex marriage, the Union Leader of Manchester has caused waves by rejecting a gay wedding announcement. According to the publisher, the Union Leader “isn’t anti-gay but staunchly believes marriage should be reserved for a man and a woman.” The paper has previously published editorials condemning same-sex marriage.