Strange rumours are spreading on social media that claim a New Zealand farmer was arrested by authorities after sending sheep to Syria to be sold as sex slaves to members of ISIS.
The links are sourcing a May 2017 article from a website called WorldNewsDailyReport.com. However while many readers may have already realised, this story shouldn’t be taken seriously since WorldNewsDailyReport.com is a spoof news “fauxtire” website.
New Zealand farmer arrested for selling sheep as sex slaves to ISIS
A New Zealand sheep farmer has been arrested after authorities were warned by the CIA and MI6 that he was doing business with ISIS militants in Syria.
Allan Seymour, 52, was sending an “intriguing large number” of livestock to Syria, destined to locations in Syria which are not controlled by the local government but are presently under the rule of ISIS forces, which alarmed CIA and MI6 officials monitoring the region.
Although New Zealand Customs Services believed at first he was hiding weapons or explosives within the shipments, further investigations found no such evidence.
It’s fooled many people during its tenure as one of the leading spoof news websites on the Internet and we have had to debunk a number of its stories that its readers mistakenly took seriously.
World News Daily Report has a disclaimer on their website that reads in part –
WNDR assumes however all responsibility for the satirical nature of its articles and for the fictional nature of their content. All characters appearing in the articles in this website – even those based on real people – are entirely fictional and any resemblance between them and any persons, living, dead, or undead is purely a miracle.
As such, its stories should not be taken seriously and are for “entertainment purposes only”.