For years we've been wondering if Britain really has gone mad. Sure, we had suspicions, but did we know for sure? Thankfully, today we finally have that proof.
Proof Britain really has gone mad! Yes, who could argue with that? A fine just for selling a goldfish?! Bonkers Britain! Youcouldn'tmakeitup! Let's see how the naysayers, who think Britain hasn't really gone mad, try and wriggle their way out of this one, eh? Eh? Impossible! The conclusive proof! The smoking gun! The slamdunk!
The pair pleaded guilty at Trafford Magistrates Court to selling the fish to a person under 16. They also admitted causing unnecessary suffering to a cockatiel by failing to provide appropriate care and treatment.
Oh I see, causing unnecessary suffering to an animal.
Still, Bonkers Britain eh? Eh? Isn't it bonkers that people are being fined for causing unnecessary suffering to an animal? Isn't it? Why can't we just cause as much unnecessary suffering as we like to animals? Eh? Eh? Youcouldn'tmakeitup! You couldn't! I read in the paper the other day that some old lady got fined a billion pounds and thrown in jail for selling a goldfish, whereas all those pedalos are allowed free Sky Sports and Jacuzzis and kiddie porn mags when they're in jail - even though they don't send them to jail because they'd rather lock up hard-working taxpayers - because of human rights or something... this country...!
Is it really the proof that Britain's really gone mad? I'm not so sure.