Ending this ‘sport’ is the only real solutionThe Union-Tribune asks if it is time to end or alter horse racing, suggesting that this “sport” can perhaps be cleaned up, as racing officials have recently opined, so as to become a safe enterprise for horses. But to accomplish that would require the elimination of greed, cruelty, stupidity and callous disregard for animal welfare — all of which are prominently on display in racing.Horse racing is, of course, not a sport at all. It is a gambling operation with the animals bearing the mortal risks. And it is no mystery why horses “break down.” Equine veterinarians explain that catastrophic injuries are preventable but inevitable when the industry demands ever more speed in younger horses whose bones are not fully developed, whose minor injuries are masked with drugs to keep the animal performing and who are often viciously whipped. This is not how anyone treats an animal loved and valued beyond its … [Read more...] about Your Say: What is the fate of the sport of horse racing?
President Trump being persecuted One definition of persecution is “the systematic mistreatment of an individual or group by another individual or group.” Certainly, we can all agree that no American should suffer under persecution, especially because of race or political or religious beliefs. Yet there is one individual in America today who is suffering from the most vile and concentrated persecution of anyone in this nation’s history, certainly since the abolition of slavery, solely on the basis of political beliefs.It is ironic that the person suffering from such persecution is the president of the United States. Before you scoff at the notion, consider this: President Donald J. Trump has been under assault – “systematic mistreatment” — at the hands of 90 percent of the media, at the hands of unprincipled and unscrupulous members of the Department of Justice and FBI, and by virtually every Democratic member of Congress, led by members such … [Read more...] about Your Say
PUBLISHED: 16:35 18 February 2019 Thomas Chapman Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service is asking the public for their views on its performance. Picture: Nick Butcher Archant © 2018 A fire service is asking the public for their views on its performance in areas including shift patterns and emergency response time. Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service is asking the public for their views on its performance. Picture: Nick ButcherSuffolk Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) is looking for feedback on how it manages the risks it faces across the county, from its collision response record to specialist rescue capabilities.Information gathered from the eight-week consultation will be fed into an Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) for three years until 2022, shaping how the brigade provides its services. As part of this year’s statutory survey, SFRS is particularly seeking views on: • Automatic fire alarms and unwanted fire signalsSuffolk Fire and Rescue … [Read more...] about Have your say on the future of the county’s fire service
0 Have your say UPDATED plans for Welborne have been released and the public has two months to have their say. Fareham Borough Council has confirmed they have received an outline planning application submitted by Buckland Development for the Welborne Garden Village. The original outline planning application proposed a new community of up to 6,000 homes with supporting shops and community facilities, employment space, schools, parks and open spaces but further details have emerged including a hotel, vet services and a care home.READ MORE: Welborne train station will be ‘feasible’ says study – but could cost £78mThe revised application includes a redesigned J10 layout for the M27 revisions to the local road network and changes to how and where various community facilities, such as schools and the new district centre, will be provided.The documents are being uploaded onto the council’s website and this process will … [Read more...] about Chance to have your say on latest Welborne plans – with details revealed of hotel, vet and care home
Belfast Telegraph Brexit survey: Have your say and you could win a £100 Amazon voucher BelfastTelegraph.co.uk As the vote on Brexit looms at Westminster, we want to hear your opinions! https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/brexit/belfast-telegraph-brexit-survey-have-your-say-and-you-could-win-a-100-amazon-voucher-37573999.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37574383.ece/eb90a/AUTOCROP/h342/brexit_survey.png Email As the vote on Brexit looms at Westminster, we want to hear your opinions! Have your thoughts on Brexit changed since the 2016 referendum? Do you support the proposed deal? And how do you think the outcome will impact the future of Northern Ireland? The results will be used to produce a series of special reports on public opinion around the Brexit debate, and the risks and opportunities associated with the proposed exit strategy. Any responses will be collected anonymously and securely via an independent research company, RAM UK & … [Read more...] about Belfast Telegraph Brexit survey: Have your say and you could win a £100 Amazon voucher