Thursday, 6 February 2014

Do It For Me, Big Brother State!

“Had I shut the gate it would have been a barrier to stop the dog getting in but I should be able to leave my gate open without fearing a dog is going to go into my property and kill my animals.
“If the dog was on a leash it wouldn't have caused any damage.”
Yes indeed, so what action do you plan to take against the unruly bitch? Or her dog?
“People are not being responsible. They do not have their dogs on leads. They just let them go where they want to go. I see it all the time on Streamside Walk. It’s a public area and dogs should really be kept on leads. Not just for public safety reasons but also to keep dog fouling under control. There have been cases of kids being knocked down by dogs jumping them in the area and also stepping in dog mess because it is everywhere.
“It’s a serious issue in the community,” he said.
 Time to see a little justice then?
Mr Allen has decided not to prosecute the owner of the dog that killed his pet. Instead he is calling on Thornbury Town Council to implement stricter repercussions for dog owners who leave their dogs wander off the leash and those who fail to pick up their dog’s mess.
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Oh. Right. Yes, leave it to the council. After all, they've fixed all the potholes and swept up the litter and...

What?

8 comments:

PJH said...

I'm left wondering what Mr. Allen would propose the nanny-state should do had it been a wild fox that ate his guinea pigs...

Bucko The Moose said...

What's the point of tougher penalties if he ain't going to prosecute anyway? Belmtard!

Budvar said...

Yes, and I have the right as a straight bloke to frequent gay bars, dressed in leather chaps, drink 19 pints spiked with rohypnol and not wake up next morning with a sore arse.

God forbid I should actually take any responsibility for any of my actions..

Woman on a Raft said...

The dog should have been under control but if you do not pen your meals on squeals.....

The Blocked Dwarf said...

Somewhat off topic but back when I was a kid our Guinea Pig ran free in the garden all day...and woe betide any cat that thought he was a 'meals on Squeals'-WOAR (loving it WOAR!)

More than once I saw a cat shoot out of our garden doing it's bestes Wiley Coyote impression and with blood streaming from its nose.

Guinea Pigs can be mean little fuckers when riled!

And don't get me started on Gerbils -whose latin name means something like ' mean bastard with a handful of shiny sharpness'.

The Blocked Dwarf said...

" straight bloke to frequent gay bars"-Budvar

You are of course right but I would like to point out that there was a time-the mid 80s- when drinking in 'gay bars' was the safest way to for a straight guy to spend a rainy inner city Saturday night and not wake up dead on the Sunday morning or , at least, in ER. I found the lack of drunken macho lagerised teenagers-all desperate to prove just how hard they were- refreshing and the conversation far more stimulating than which team had won what.

Mind you, this was back when being homosexual was about sexual preference ,not fashion, and usually involved a top rate education if not a double Oxbridge first, a deep hatred of Australian wines, an even deeper hatred of the word 'gay', exquisite vowels and orgasmic consonants . Hell some of the sodomites I met had actually *read* "Das Kapital" in the original German and not just the crib notes....which impressed me in my more 'radical' days.

MTG said...

Gosh, Dog Wardens employed by South Gloucestershire Council generate a £50 FPN every three months?

In the absence of precise gross service costings, you have to hope the dimmest council accountant has the wit to suspect output deficiencies.

JuliaM said...

"I'm left wondering what Mr. Allen would propose the nanny-state should do had it been a wild fox that ate his guinea pigs..."

Hunting with hounds..? ;)

"...meals on squeals..."

Heh!

"...you have to hope the dimmest council accountant has the wit to suspect output deficiencies."

I've kind of lost all hope...