Post by Joe Kerr Post by Penny
Is there anybody there?
I was there, but now I'm here.
I have been here most of the day except when I wasn't.
As most of you know I have a pretty awful temper at times. The local
council have decided that the best way to ensure dog boarders get
licences is to charge them more (per annum) than the fine of £500 for
not having the licence in the first place. We have sought to point out
that this might be counterproductive as it will force the boarders to go
off grid and risk getting caught.
Last night however one of the dog boarders decided to tell me that I was
wrong because the prosecutors ALWAYS she barked at me prosecuted
non-licence holders for animal cruelty and the penalties for that are
far higher. The facts behind this are clear - it is only after an
animal suffers harm that the absence of a licence is clear and so there
are two reasons for two charges being brought.
Slightly incensed at being dismissed in this fashion an online search
brought up only one example of anyone being prosecuted for not having a
licence and the prosecution was not linked to animal cruelty.
When I tried to explain that ALWAYS was not true and therefore the
submission to the council was in fact correct she refused to stop
talking so I could explain it to her and eventually she decided that I
could "Smeg off" although she did not use the word Smeg of course and I
was then thrown off the relevant Facebook group.
(The conversation was on the phone as she was trying to explain to my
good lady wife that the document I had posted had errors - including a
broken link which we had posted about immediately after the original
post was made but made no difference to the post content).
The good lady wife has been telling this story today and everyone says
that they know I would never say boo to a goose! Must be my out of
kilter sugar levels. Talking of which the last five days average at
7.98 (which is below 8). So I think they are almost back to where they
ought to be.
Kosmo Richard W