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Far Right video shows regional boss as Bond-style tough guy

Austria's Far Right Freedom Party leader in Carinthia, Kurt Scheuch, has landed in hot water after creating a short You Tube video in which he portrays himself as a James Bond style character, loosely claiming that the video is to protect animal rights.

But now animal rights activists have complained that he didn't ask for permission to use their name in the video titled "fearless" that includes snakes and spiders.

Thomas Putzgruber who is head of the Salzburg-based animal charity "RespekTiere" said: "This is really bad news for us. Lots of people think we are connected with this video now which isn't the case."

The organisation has been campaigning for the rights of domesticated animals since 1982. They have sent a legal letter and have also posted on their webpage that they have nothing to do with him or his party.

But nevertheless more than 80,000 have now viewed  the 73 second clip. According to the FPK boss he is now planning more videos. He said that they wanted to try and take advantage of the new media.

The video was already controversial after it shows the politician in a smart suit with dark glasses but also at one point topless with a Wolf and a soldier attached to on his shoulder. He refused to discuss the significance of the tattoo and said merely that it was a personal matter.

Austrian Times





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