Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 18 December 2014

RSPCA too quick to batter owner of tropical fish

GRACE Dent is too eager to support the RSPCA's bully-boy tactics (DebateNI, August 14), if the experience of a tyre-fitter I used to know is anything to go by.

He had two tanks of tropical fish in his office. One had a single, large fish. After a complaint the RSPCA told him the lone fish, who ate the others, needed company, and to paint the sides of the other tank so the fish weren't intimidated by customers.

"Go to the shop down the road," he said. "They dip their fish in batter, fry and eat them." He was told it wasn't a laughing matter.

NIGEL SCOTT

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