Category Archives: Sad things

What is a millionaire?

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In this age where money appears to be the master, rather than the slave, I find myself confused by the dramatically emerging tragedy of arson, death and intrigue which is unfolding by the minute on the TV this week. The family involved are constantly referred to as having millionaire status, yet reading the story, one has the impression that they were, in fact very much like millions of other people in the country, i.e., in negative equity and living well above their means. Continue reading

'Shock' increase in animal cruelty

 

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The South Wales Evening Post today reported a ‘shock’ increase in animal cruelty in the last year.

 

The BBC ran a similar story this morning.

 

 

 

However, whilst the figures are distressing and the number of badly treated animals is disgracefully high, the fact is that the 2007 Animal Welfare Act is doing exactly what it was meant to do.

As a direct result of last year’s legislation, which Continue reading

Beautiful grey & white cat found in Mountain Ash

Regular visitors to my little blog will know that on a couple of days a week, we drive the ambulance for the RSPCA in Swansea. Today we had to take a beautiful grey and white cat, aged possibly about two years, to the vet for a check-up, after she arrived at the Centre. She had been brought in by one of the Animal Collection Officers from Mountain Ash where she had been found straying in the past couple of days. Continue reading