|PAL DONATED £1 MILLION TO THE LABOUR PARTY , HOW MUCH DID THE RSPCA DONATE TO PAL?|
I was going to call this post “Stand up for liberty: drown a grey squirrel.” But I expect the jackbooted social workers at the RSPCA would be on to me like a shot, having me prosecuted under Section 213a of the 2006 Animal Welfare Act for “incitement to cruelty” against our bushy-tailed grey incomer from across the pond. They’ve been on my case ever since I released a killer hamster into the wild, so I doubt I could expect any mercy.
But it has to stop, doesn’t it, this nonsense? £1500 in court costs is an awful lot of money for a window cleaner to have to pay for having simply drowned a garden pest in a water butt. An awful lot for anyone, come to that. And according to the gloating animal rights freaks at the RSPCA, this is just the start.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Animals (RSPCA) said the ‘test case’ could pave the way for hundreds of other cases nationally as the extermination of grey squirrels continues to spiral.
Let’s remind ourselves how this craziness started, shall we? Shortly before gaining power in 1997, Tony Blair’s despicably corrupt New Labour administration accepted a £1 million donation from something called the Political Animal Lobby. The 2006 Animal Welfare Act was part of its belated payback to PAL, as well as a sop to the militant wing of the Labour party which was slavering after a red meat – sorry: organic green lentil – policy to make up for all Blair’s supposedly right-wing actions like his involvement in the second Gulf War.
If ever a dire law was in need of repeal, the Animal Welfare Act is it. Which is why of course, it won’t be. For Dave’s Coalition such a repeal would smack far too much of reasonableness and competence.