Archive for the ‘animal welfare act’ Category

Are you over there crazy?

January 31, 2007

Hi Grit

My apologies Grit but methinks that some of you over there are having sanity problems. No! this time it is not the politicians. Whilst flicking through the news today I came across a strange piece about a funeral parlour in Madison.

It appears that the gentleman in question has filled his waiting room with stuffed animals – for the kids he says. The idea is to stop them crying. Well, excuse me, but if a child walks into a funeral parlour upset about the loss of someone close, I fail to see how spotting a stuffed squirrel, especially if they come from the country, is going to make them feel any better. Surely the reverse will be the case?

Can you imagine what the animal rights people will make of this.

the Brit

Factoids

January 19, 2007

I thought I would update you all with a little offbeat news.

1) Pigeon’s cigarette fetish blamed for fire. It appears that a fire that burned the roof off a US office block, was started by pigeons. Their penchant for picking up smouldering cigarette ends from the street, and returning to their nests with them resulted in a slow burn that wasn’t noticed until it was too late.

Could someone supply the pigeons with harmless nest warmers or nicotine patches?

2) Don’t stress the Romanian medics. One man, whose surgeon became stressed whilst performing corrective testicle surgery, lost his penis, which was cut off and chopped into pieces. The doctor claimed “he became stressed” when the operation went wrong. He was ordered to pay £30,000 compensation.

Gives a new meaning to the term, putting your (love) life in a doctors hands, don’t you think?

3) Careful what you call someone in Spain. A columbian woman who wanted to acquire citizenship in Spain has been told that she can only do so if she changes her name. Her name is “Darling.” Apparently, Spanish laws will not allow people to be called a name that might become the subject of ridicule.

Guess that is why, during my time in Spain, I never heard one male refer to his partner as “darling.”

the brit

Crazy laws in England

January 15, 2007

Hi Brit,

Anne commented on Too much time on their hands, that we should check out the Animal Welfare Act, which I did.  There’s a link to the actual law in pdf format in the middle of that page.  While I’m not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV, this is crazy.  No offense intended, Brit.  It does appear that any person off the street can enter your property if they “suspect” you have a non-farm animal, search for it, make sure it is not being mistreated, and, (if necessary) use reasonable force to do so.  Said random person can also take the animal, also by reasonable force (if necessary) if it is suffering.  It’s no wonder They won’t let you people have guns!  That law would get hundreds of people shot over here every week.

 the Grit