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Fake news naming Shell as an animal testing company?

By John Donovan

The BBC has published an article claiming that Shell has admitted experiments on animals including rabbits, rodents, birds and fish.

According to the BBC Scotland article “The latest figures published on Shell’s website show the firm was involved with laboratory experiments on more than 100,000 animals in 2015. The Scottish Daily Mail says it was more than 400,000 animals – see above right

I wonder whether Shell, the BBC, The Herald and the Scottish Daily Mail are all the victims of another hoax, perhaps perpetrated by the Yes Men?

It is well known that I am not a great fan of Shell but even I don’t believe that this story could possibly be correct?

Is it a fake Shell website?

If the news reports ARE true, Shell could provoke another PR disaster of Brent Spar magnitude.

The text upper right is a screenshot from the relevant Scottish Daily Mail article dated 17 Jan 2017.

Below are further screenshots from the Scottish Daily Mail Article (NOT THE WHOLE ARTICLE) and its sister non-profit websites,,,,,, and are owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia feature.

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