Because shit like this makes me wish I had the requisite skill level to offer to represent them for free.
Seriously, what the hell.
Right on, MGK.
To consider the ‘welfare’ of able-bodied people’s sense of *smell* above the physical rehabilitation needs of a child that’s unable to *walk* — that’s ridiculous.
Oh wow… seriously, how cruel of a douchbag can that neighbor get?
wow, just wow.
To the neighbour: Thank you for failing at life. You can stop playing now.
What the everloving holy fuck is wrong with those neighbors.
I read about a similar case, years ago, happening in CA. (With a miniature pony involved, not necessary a small child who uses her for therapy.) In that case, the pony’s owners brought the pony and a Great Dane to court. The jury, upon seeing the relative sizes, threw the case out because the *dog* was bigger than the pony, lending credence to the claim, as in this case, that the miniature pony is not livestock. I’d suggest the Spiteri family try something similar.
Although, frankly, this entire thing is ridiculous and the neighbors are made of fail and this little boy and this family should be allowed to keep this retired (and undoubtedly much happier here than as a performer) pony. Grumph. People can be such eejits. Grrr.
My heart just broke.
What kills me is that the article states that the family and the neighbor both live next to a farm with cattle. Yet the neighbor, who has presumably lived there for years, is suddenly bothered by the smell of a miniature pony enough to complain, even though he must know the pony is used for a disabled child’s therapy, and might be taken away. I can’t even imagine being that much of an asshole.
A pony, I might add, which cannot graze as a normal horse can due to her size, so normal agricultural standards don’t apply. Yet they want to apply those standards anyway. Don’t get me wrong, I understand the necessity of those regulations and enforcing the law is important, but let’s try to do it with a dollop of common sense, at least. Sheesh.
I have a new candidate for “Worst Person In The World.”
This right here? This is the reason why blindly ticking boxes on a form is not a good way to run any system, including zoning.
Hell, if *I* were qualified for practice in Canada I’d be offering my services pro bono like a shot too. IF they ever ask for donations though, I’m so there.
Best case response is for the cattle farm to agree to house the pony.
What the fuck. C’mon!
Funny thing is, horseshit smells 100x better than cowshit. (Well, for shit.) With only the smell as a basis I’d much rather have a pony next door than cattle. AND THEY HAVE BOTH. Jesus.
I agree with Dunc. I’ve smelled my share of both kinds of manure, and I’ll take the smell of horse over cows any day of the week.
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