Thursday, 1 April 2010

Nominations for April Fools Jokes?

I have mine.

I hope it's a joke or quite honestly, I might just commit suicide today! It can't possibly be true, can it?

"As part of the review of legislation concerning dogs, a new proposal has been released with the intention of banning smoking in pet owners’ homes. A spokesperson for DEFRA is quoted as saying “Under the Animal Welfare Act 2006, if a pet owner knowingly exposes a pet to a risk of disease, they are committing an offence. Smoking in the presence of a pet will inevitably expose the animal to known irritants and carcinogens, which are likely to cause both disease and suffering to the animal.”

Local authority and RSPCA officers have already been instructed to investigate possible instances of smoking in pet owners’ homes. If smoking is proven to have taken place, the pet owner will be given two options: surrender of the animal into local authority care, or confiscation of all smoking materials".



9 comments:

  1. Our Dobie girl thinks it one of the few sensible proposals in a long time, Sue.

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  2. It's got to be an April Fool, there's no mention of the statutary £80 fine!

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  3. I haven't heard my Staffie cough yet! I can't stop laughing.. it must be a joke. Wouldn't there be lots of abandoned pets if it happened?

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  4. The RSPCA, PETA and DEFRA would have a fit if they came to Spain. They still sell dogs and cats from fish tanks in pet shops here!

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  5. What about my pet bees then? Eric will be distraught.

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  6. This is stupid enough to be plausible rather than daft enough to be an April Fool, if that makes sense. So... assuming it's for real what do you do about it? Let the cat out or take the dog for a walk and they're exposed to all sorts of pollution that might eventually kill them the same way their homeopathic tobacco use would in the home of a smoker. Must the responsible pet owner construct a clean room the size of a football stadium?

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  7. lol it wouldnt surprise me if it were 100% true ;-)

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  8. Too much to hope this was one?

    Yeah. Thought so...

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  9. How about smoking in front of my goldfish?

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