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    Default Did Heineken sponsor dog fighting in Asia?

    Did Heineken sponsor brutal dog fighting in Asia? Brewing giant investigates as damning photo appears on the internet
    • The Dutch brewer's logo is shown on banners surrounding a ring containing fighting dogs
    • The picture is believed to be in Mongolia
    • Heineken admit that they had been a promotional event in the club the night before and that is why the banners were there

    By Martin Robinson PUBLISHED: 07:04 EST, 18 April 2012 | UPDATED: 13:02 EST, 18 April 2012

    Beer giant Heineken launched an urgent investigation after an internet photo of a brutal dog fight showed the ring was surrounded by their branded banners.

    Thousands have called for a boycott of their drinks because of the image from an unknown Asian country, believed to be in Mongolia.

    Yesterday Heineken said it was 'as shocked and disappointed' as anyone who had seen their name linked to the blood sport.

    The picture shows people filming a dogfight in a ring with the Heineken logo hanging from pillars above the crowd.

    Animal rights groups circulated the image online, sparking an angry response from their supporters.

    In an official statement on their own Facebook site Heineken said: 'We are aware of images of dog fighting circulating online including our branding. We do not support such cruelty and are urgently investigating.'

    However many people called on the firm to speak out publicly against dogfighting, accusing them of backtracking after being 'caught out'.

    One Facebook user said: 'I am so not having anything to do with your product or events you sponsor - anywhere - until you sort this out. Disgraceful!'

    'Shame on you Heineken--you are what is wrong with this world! How could you sponsor such a heinous crime!' another said.

    This afternoon the Dutch brewer claimed they had tracked down the club in Mongolia thanks to online comments and said that the venue had held an official Heineken event there the night before.

    A spokesman told MailOnline they had no knowledge of the dog fighting and have now removed all remaining promotional materials from the venue and ended their relationship.

    'The venue owner has verbally confirmed that Heineken banners are visible in the pictures because the previous evening the club had been decorated for a promotional event and he had failed to remove the banners once it was over. This event was in no way related to the dog fight,' he said.

    'We fully understand the level of negative feeling amongst consumers based on what they have seen.

    'We encourage our consumers to continue to use social media channels to alert us to any situation where they feel our brands are being misrepresented, so that we can take the appropriate actions.'

    Heineken has run into trouble in the past after it was revealed their Spanish Central Cervejas brand was advertised at bullrings in Spain.


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    Default Re: Did Heineken sponsor dog fighting in Asia?

    of course they didnt.... do you seriously think they need the money for such a small event?

    think they sell more beer then any brand all over the world.
    retarted article imo

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    Default Re: Did Heineken sponsor dog fighting in Asia?

    Who cares either way.


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    Default Re: Did Heineken sponsor dog fighting in Asia?

    A bunch of whiney $#@!s, that's who!

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    Feb 2009
    left field

    Default Re: Did Heineken sponsor dog fighting in Asia?

    That's just plain funny. Too bad Heineken sucks - almost makes me want to drink one!

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    Dec 2010
    just visiting

    Default Re: Did Heineken sponsor dog fighting in Asia?

    Lol! Actually one of my favorite beers. Just made me like em more!

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    nowhere important

    Default Re: Did Heineken sponsor dog fighting in Asia?

    blah...i drink Budweiser. everything else tastes like piss to me

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    Default Re: Did Heineken sponsor dog fighting in Asia?

    nasty skunk piss ass beer, but i wud say the arena they are using had possibly had an event of some sort had heineken as a sponsor.

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