Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Interesting take on the flood situation via twitter

The ponies shown in this picture may be wishing the rain would let up, but there's really no indication that their welfare is seriously at risk (no standing water, good grass cover, field not even muddy enough for the PCSO's wellies to sink in). 

This may seem trivial, and probably isn't a problem in an area where there aren't any genuine flood problems. BUT every call asking the police or RSPCA to check animals who aren't in danger uses resources needed by ones who really do need help.

One of the worrying features of the current situation is the extent to which various groups seem to think they can ensure "their" particular concern gets priority by what's essentially pester power.