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Oh, what sad times are these when passing ruffians can say Ni at will to old ladies. There is a pestilence upon this land, nothing is sacred. Even those who arrange and design shrubberies are under considerable economic stress in this period in history.
Originally posted by blupblup
About time too!!!
I'm sick of these goldfish peddlers man.... undercutting the honest and hard-working pet shop owners, not to mention the fairground folk.
I think this country is truly screwed when people go around selling goldfish.... I mean has she got a Goldfish licence?
A fish sellers permit...
I mean what would happen if everyone went around just selling fish to kids... the world would fall apart, that's what!!!
I mean how dare this old woman sell goldfish?
What is this world coming too.
I say lock her up and throw away the key.
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animal welfare officers from Trafford’s Enviromental Health team arranged for a test purchase by a 14 year-old boy after learning a gerbil had been sold to an underage girl with special needs, the animal subsequently dying after being kept in a lidded disposable coffee cup. The pet shop, however, deny this, claiming their ledger shows they weren’t even stocking gerbils at the time.
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On the ‘test purchase’, he added. “They both came in together, she stood by the door and the lad came and bought the goldfish. We thought they were together, and he looked old enough anyway - he was taller than me.
“They changed the law to make it 16 to buy animals if they’re not accompanied, and that’s right, but we thought they were together,” he added.
The court also heard a cockatiel in the shop at the time had a broken leg and an eye infection, and had to be put down, although Darren said the bird was not for sale and was being nursed back to health by the family who’d rescued it from a batch load of parrots.
“We were trying to do the right thing by it,” he said. “The other birds had been attacking it and so we’d separated it fro the others. Other people would have rung it’s neck.
“They changed the law to make it 16 to buy animals if they’re not accompanied, and that’s right, but we thought they were together,”