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BBC NEWS | England | Nottinghamshire | Charity rejects £30,000 donation

A cancer charity has rejected a £30,000 donation over animal welfare concerns.
Barry Atkinson carried out a record 148 days' worth of beating - or flushing out birds - at grouse, partridge and pheasant shoots.
The 61-year-old, who lives near Newark in Nottinghamshire, said he was appalled the donation had been rejected by the Institute of Cancer Research.
The charity said it recognised the need to minimise pain and suffering in animals, so could not accept the money.

“Now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity political correctness.”

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So a Human charity will not accept money born of the 'suffering' of animals. Hell, I'd stake quite a pile that an animal charity would accept money born of the 'suffering' of Humans...

I shouldn't be surprised if the Trustees of the charity are legally in the wrong here. It's their job to worry about cancers, not about fur, feather or fin: if the money is legit, their duty is to accept it, surely?

I've contacted the ICR about this and await their response.

Bastards. Their CEO or whatever should climb down from Mount Olympus and tell my father who is dying of cancer they don't need the money

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