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When the State Owns You

31 Mar

Her offence was to unwittingly sell a goldfish to a 14-year-old boy taking part in a trading standards ‘sting’.

At most, pet shop owner Joan Higgins, 66, expected a slap on the wrist for breaking new animal welfare laws which ban the sale of pets to under-16s.

Instead, the great-grandmother was taken to court, fined £1,000, placed under curfew – and ordered to wear an electronic tag for two months.

Think it can’t happen in America? Just wait.

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One response to “When the State Owns You

  1. Bob G.

    April 5, 2010 at 7:13 am

    Reese:
    Under the current “regime”, it will be coming…like a jail-on-wheels.

    This needs to be headed off at the pass, pard’ner.

     

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