Sunday, March 7, 2010

Are Ya Kiddin' Me??

Animals in need of lawyers??

From this MSNBC.com article the Swiss seem to think so.

dead pike

"But in one high-profile case last month, Goetschel,  the country's only animal lawyer, represented a dead pike after an animal protection group accused the angler who caught it of cruelty for taking 10 minutes to haul the fish in."


"The angler was found not guilty."  OH. . MY. . GOSH. . .

Mongolian gerbil

"The country's 160-page animal protection law states exactly how much space owners must give Mongolian gerbils (233 square inches) and what water temperature is required for African clawed frogs (64-72 degrees Fahrenheit)."  A HUNDRED AND SIXTY PAGES DONATED TO INCHES AND WATER TEMPERATURE???


"It stipulates that pigs, budgies, goldfish and other social animals cannot be kept alone. Horses and cows must have regular exercise outside their stalls and dog owners have to take a training course to learn how to properly look after their pets." GOLDFISH CAN'T BE ALONE???? AND what are budgies anyway?

Is this goin' a TAD far?

Do not get me wrong, I am an animal lover but when the government goes this far, isn't it a little ridiculous?




11 comments:

Anita said...

YES! :)

Rabbit said...

That post did nothing for my sympathies - but it sure did make me hungry.

Jules said...

Totally ridiculous!

CatLadyLarew said...

OMG... I hope I don't break any laws while I'm animal-sitting for my friend this week!

WhisperingWriter said...

It is VERY ridiculous.

Quirkyloon said...

Hmm. I wonder if that first story was really verified/confirmed by the writer/reporter. Why?

Cuz it sounds "fishy" to me!

Barum bump!

Laynee said...

Seriuosly?!?! I mean come on!! We didn't put other goldfish with Tails and the other one cause they'd eat them!!

Matty said...

KaLynn, people with common sense, like me, will agree with you on this. But watch out for those animal rights activists. They know no boundaries.

Mystz said...

Hmmm.."cat got my tongue" on this one ;-P

KaLynn said...

Crazy, huh!! These animal rights activists sometimes go a little far, in my opinion.

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