Something to please everyone!

On this site there appears to be a major divide between people who want criminals punished (up to and including capital punishment) and those who think that all criminals need to put them back on the straight and narrow is love and understanding.

So here is an idea.  Close most prisons (a major saving) and send all convicted criminals to lodge with those who wish to love and understand them.  Convicts will lodge with their carer for the time handed out by the court.  The carer will receive no financial gain for this but will obviously have the pleasure of telling everyone how they were right when the criminal in their charge becomes a responsible member of society.  The carer will be responsible for the behaviour of their criminal and will ensure that no other member of the public is inconvenienced or hurt in any way. If the carer fails they go to one of the remaining prisons with their charge for as long as it takes to achieve the desired result.

This seems like a win/win situation.

 

Why is this idea important?

On this site there appears to be a major divide between people who want criminals punished (up to and including capital punishment) and those who think that all criminals need to put them back on the straight and narrow is love and understanding.

So here is an idea.  Close most prisons (a major saving) and send all convicted criminals to lodge with those who wish to love and understand them.  Convicts will lodge with their carer for the time handed out by the court.  The carer will receive no financial gain for this but will obviously have the pleasure of telling everyone how they were right when the criminal in their charge becomes a responsible member of society.  The carer will be responsible for the behaviour of their criminal and will ensure that no other member of the public is inconvenienced or hurt in any way. If the carer fails they go to one of the remaining prisons with their charge for as long as it takes to achieve the desired result.

This seems like a win/win situation.

 

Could we have a list of laws?

If we could have a list of laws (or those from the last 13 years) attached to this site with the facility to vote either keep or ditch it would provide a clear view of how many people want what.

It might also concentrate the minds of everyone as to what this site is asking for. 

People could continue to expand on their views as they are now but those who do not have the time to trawl through all the comments would be given the opportunity to quickly express their views.

Why is this idea important?

If we could have a list of laws (or those from the last 13 years) attached to this site with the facility to vote either keep or ditch it would provide a clear view of how many people want what.

It might also concentrate the minds of everyone as to what this site is asking for. 

People could continue to expand on their views as they are now but those who do not have the time to trawl through all the comments would be given the opportunity to quickly express their views.

Burying dead livestock on farm

It is now illegal to bury on farm livestock which have died.  They must be left out for a lorry to collect which goes from farm to farm for that purpose.  

Please ease this law so that farmers have the option to bury on farm if they wish.  It is heartbreaking to lose a favourite animal and doubly so that a decent burial cannot be provided on farm.

It has always been the case that dead animals (and people) are buried – earth to earth, ashes to ashes etc.  This EU ruling goes against common sense.

Why is this idea important?

It is now illegal to bury on farm livestock which have died.  They must be left out for a lorry to collect which goes from farm to farm for that purpose.  

Please ease this law so that farmers have the option to bury on farm if they wish.  It is heartbreaking to lose a favourite animal and doubly so that a decent burial cannot be provided on farm.

It has always been the case that dead animals (and people) are buried – earth to earth, ashes to ashes etc.  This EU ruling goes against common sense.

Relax ear tag requirements for pet/non breeding livestock

Ear tags are used to identify livestock. All livestock must now have 2 eartags, sheep one with a microchip in.   Ear tags get pulled out with depressing regularity and even worse cause much damage to ears.  Owners are fined if animals do not have the correct tags.

If I went to my livestock and slit their ears with a knife I would rightly be fined (or worse) for animal cruelty.  But the effect of putting in eartags is not dissimilar. Animals put their head through fences or into bushes and rip the tag out.

There would be outrage if tags were suggested for dogs and cats.

Whereas I appreciate the use of identifying animals going into the food chain I do not see the point of disfiguring pet and non breeding stock.

Why can we not have the option of microchipping the animal (not the eartag) for identification purposes.  This provides a permanent identification without animal cruelty.

I would like to see this option for all livestock.  Markets and abbatoirs must have microchip readers and many farmers also have them.

 

 

 

Why is this idea important?

Ear tags are used to identify livestock. All livestock must now have 2 eartags, sheep one with a microchip in.   Ear tags get pulled out with depressing regularity and even worse cause much damage to ears.  Owners are fined if animals do not have the correct tags.

If I went to my livestock and slit their ears with a knife I would rightly be fined (or worse) for animal cruelty.  But the effect of putting in eartags is not dissimilar. Animals put their head through fences or into bushes and rip the tag out.

There would be outrage if tags were suggested for dogs and cats.

Whereas I appreciate the use of identifying animals going into the food chain I do not see the point of disfiguring pet and non breeding stock.

Why can we not have the option of microchipping the animal (not the eartag) for identification purposes.  This provides a permanent identification without animal cruelty.

I would like to see this option for all livestock.  Markets and abbatoirs must have microchip readers and many farmers also have them.