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A Sorry Tail

by | 11th, June 2004

‘PUBS don’t bother with quiz nights Down Under – patrons prefer something about more Australian. Like a mouse-chewing contest.

That is what happened at the Exchange Hotel in Brisbane, where contestants chewed up live mice spat them out all in a bid to win a holiday.

But the RSPCA heard about the stunt and was less than amused – and it now wants to prosecute the two men involved. RSPCA chief inspector Byron Hall said they faced fines of up to $75,000 and two years in prison if found guilty.

The Exchange Hotel issued a statement condemning the incident and promising an end to Jackass-style competitions.

‘We are embarrassed this incident occurred at our hotel,’ said the hotel’s senior manager Scott Agnew.

‘The offensive part of the promotion was conducted without the knowledge of our senior management and after this incident was brought to our attention we immediately made changes to stop such unacceptable behaviour.’

Besides, hamsters taste nicer…’



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