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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Solomon Grundy, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. Solomon Grundy

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    A friend of mine was walking their dog (3 year-old Weimaraner) by a river a couple of weeks ago when it brought back a dead Swan. Upon inspecation he noticed a further two dead swans by the river and a load of dead, floating fish. Later that day the dog got sick and they took it to the vets to be told that it had been poisoned...the next day the dogs condition had worsened and it had a scan which revealed that its insides had more or less melted and it subsequently died whilst having an operation.

    My friend has done nothing about it (not one to complain) but I reckon he should report where the infected stretch of water is and generally kick up a fuss. Any ideas as to who the best people to get in touch with are?

    Thanks for your help guys. :thumbsup:
     
  2. DJT75

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    I'd say Police first, then Local Council
     
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    Hi Decadance,

    Sorry to hear of your friend's dogy dying. :( Never a nice thing to have to deal with.

    First thing I would do, is contact the local council - specifically the Environmental department - because the poison could also be potentially dangerous to humans.

    You should also contact the local RSPCA office, if possible, and notify them too. Lastly, you could also try phoning the local police (not 999), and let them know what's going on.

    You're friend may also be able to sue the local authority and/or the :censored: who polluted the river in the first place. I know it might seem odd, but the local authority has a legal duty to make sure that such pollutants/toxins aren't allowed to flow into areas of water which animals and/or humans may have contact with! :lesson:

    This article, may help... Click me!

    Good Luck, and let us all know what happens!


    Pooch
     
  4. Solomon Grundy

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    Cheers chaps. I thought the council would be the way to go but I just don't trust them...they usually sweep stuff like this under the carpet if there is a whiff that they may need to fork out some compensation...I had thought about the local paper but maybe that's not the first port of call...plus I don't want to drag my mate into anything messy, they are happy to let it go, it's a tricky situation as it isn't really my cvoncern!
     
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  6. stealther

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    I thought river pollution was the responsibility of the Environment Agency?
     
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    I once reported (local river authority??????????????) that a river (although not a deep one) had been dammed up by kids . The said don’t un-block it the river has diseases in it; we will get someone out to un-block it.
    Did they? Did they heck.
    We then had a bad winter and there were some bad rainstorms and instead of the river taking the water (this was on a bend) it eroded 10feet into a banking and into a farmers field.


    Yes sorry about your mates dog so young as well I like Weimaraner's as well.
     
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    Report it straight away. This could be a serious problem! The EA are the people to contact here:- Environmental agency right away!
     
  9. Solomon Grundy

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    It has been reported to the local council and enironment agency...that's as much as can be done, they are looking into it...
     

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