Mary Bale fined by council for putting cat in wrong bin.
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I did write a piece about this but didn't bother with it
Council To Prosecute Woman For Putting Cat In The Wrong Coloured Bin
A midlands woman who inadvertently put a neighbour’s cat in the wrong coloured bin is now facing the prospect of prosecution by her local council. The woman, who was clearly seen on unusually good quality CCTV never available for serious crime, was filmed putting a live cat into a green bin.
A spokesman for the local council was left to explain their current refuse policy. “It’s an offence to put a live cat in the green bin. She should have placed it in the blue bin. Green bins are for dead cats only.”
“That’s the thing though,” said the woman. “If they had waited a few hours longer then it would have been in the correct bin. The blue bin is collected every fortnight and it was full. I was just unlucky. My friend talks a lot about smelly cat litter and I thought I was helping.”
The council spokesman confirmed it was just unfortunate timing and she would not have been prosecuted in that case.
Police have called for restraint after a Facebook group of outraged human lovers called for cats to be binned in any colour of bin regardless of their state of health. Even the government have been drawn in saying there should be ‘clearer guidelines.’
The neighbour who is not responsible for the cat once he lets it out into the dark and cold is sympathetic to the woman’s plight. “When I let it out I expect it to use the neighbour’s gardens as a toilet and to be nearly run over occasionally but my cat has always done its own thing. I can’t remember which bin cats are meant to go in either.”
The RSPCA have spoken to the woman to reassure her that 9 out of 10 cats, that expressed a preference, don’t care what colour bin they get put in as long as they are still alive. They’ve asked for anyone with a half empty blue bin to contact them with regard to finding the cat a suitable resting place.
Damn - missed this when I was in Avignon enjoying myself kissing the Pope's Ring. Oh well - well done pinxit.
Pope? Avignon? Sur le pont-iff I presume...
Yep, and the Pont only goes two-thirds of the way across the river, they couldn't be bothered to re-build it when it got washed away by a flood - bloody work-shy French, what a fucking tourist rip-off. I mean it's not actually a bridge unless it goes from one side of the river to the other, is it - they should call it the "Pier at Avignon".
The elephant balancing on its trunk was quite good though.
Classic Fawlty rant, Al.
I think you should write for travel guides. =]
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