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 A small town in Hesse has removed a children's song about a fox stealing a goose from its repertoire of town hall bell melodies, after a vegan resident became quite upset.

The storybook town of Limburg an der Lahn in Hesse enjoys serenading its residents with melodies played by its town hall glockenspiel - an instrument made up of chimes, also called a carillon.

The tunes included the classic 19th century children’s song Fuchs, Du hast die Gans gestohlen - “Fox, you stole the Goose”. That is, it included the folk tune until a vegan woman complained.

The song describes a mischievous fox who steals a goose, and the singer warns the bushy-tailed creature that the hunter will now likely kill him.

Town spokesman Johannes Laubach said on Thursday that the tune reminded the woman of the song's lyrics, which tell the fox: “the hunter will get you with his gun”.

Настал черед детских песенок.  Сказкам и мифам народов мира приготовиться. 
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В нежно любимом амстердамском Rijksmseum'e переименовывают картины. Среди слов, подлежаших замене как оскорбительные, значатся:
'негр', 'индиец', 'эскимос', 'готтентот', 'карлик', 'заика', 'магометане' (придется, видимо, среди прочего, переписывать "Персидские письма" Монтескье), 'Лапландия' (?!).

Уровень аргументации: "We had a text saying that Australia was discovered by a European man, but we all know that obviously Australia had existed for millions of years before any Europeans went there," says Gosselink.


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