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    Pet shop owner fined 1,000 and told to wear an electronic tag... for selling a GOLD

    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.

    The punishment is normally handed out to violent thugs and repeat offenders.

    The prosecution of Mrs Higgins and her son Mark is estimated to have cost taxpayers 20,000 and has left her with a criminal record.
    Pet shop owner who sold goldfish to boy hauled before court and ordered to wear electronic tag | Mail Online

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    Re: Pet shop owner fined 1,000 and told to wear an electronic tag... for selling a G

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    That is messed up. I do not think any nutty thing coming from that country surprises me anymore.
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    Re: Pet shop owner fined 1,000 and told to wear an electronic tag... for selling a G

    I said it before and Ill say it again; **** Europe!
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    Re: Pet shop owner fined 1,000 and told to wear an electronic tag... for selling a G

    ....did anyone point out that it's a ****ing goldfish? It's not like it's a dog or anything. It's a stupid ass fish. And why can't a 14 year old buy one? England is getting a bit out of hand with it's big brother tactics.
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    Re: Pet shop owner fined 1,000 and told to wear an electronic tag... for selling a G

    This is so moronic. That much over selling a goldfish to a 14 year old? What about people that buy cheap goldfish to feed to their bigger fish? I can't (actually I can) believe that the UK has a law like this. Seriously, charge granny for selling a mindless fish to a 14 year old...

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    Re: Pet shop owner fined 1,000 and told to wear an electronic tag... for selling a G

    Not surprisingly, there is more to the story.

    Mrs Higgins and her son were charged with selling the fish to a person aged under 16 and with causing unnecessary suffering to a cockatiel by failing to provide appropriate care and treatment....

    Pleading guilty, Mrs Higgins told Trafford magistrates the cockatiel had not been for sale and she had been bathing its eye daily.

    She had intended to take it to the vet but had been distracted and worried because her other son was in hospital.
    I would go so far as to suspect that there is even more to the story not reported on.
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    Re: Pet shop owner fined 1,000 and told to wear an electronic tag... for selling a G

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Not surprisingly, there is more to the story.



    I would go so far as to suspect that there is even more to the story not reported on.
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    Re: Pet shop owner fined 1,000 and told to wear an electronic tag... for selling a G

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    It's a ****ing bird.
    Which has not a ****ing thing to do with what I said.
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    Re: Pet shop owner fined 1,000 and told to wear an electronic tag... for selling a G

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Which has not a ****ing thing to do with what I said.
    Sure it does.

    So a pet shop had a sick bird and sold a goldfish to a 14 year old! And they didn't give out "how to keep your new friend" pamplets.

    Pathetic is what I call this.
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    Re: Pet shop owner fined 1,000 and told to wear an electronic tag... for selling a G

    Jumping to conclusions based on incomplete evidence is what I call it.
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