Ivanhoe wrote:public opinion and neighbourhood relations are important. Peoples from both, pay the taxes that run the school. There is never any good enough reason to keep a living creature in torment or distress, this is negligence. Negligence does not equate to maliciousness.Assertions that posting on here have changed anything are groundless and stupefying.
As, I suspect, are claims that phone calls go unanswered.
IME any phone call in office hours is answered and dealt with. The school office is also open all day, so if anyone really wanted to raise an issue of urgency, they have the ability to walk in.
But, the preference appears to be to raise concerns on an Internet forum, spread unsubstantiated information, whip up the support of a few other people who appear to have no knowledge of the issue at all and blindly accept anything they're told, and then claim a great success.
Bloggie wrote:I didn't call anyone a liar. And your assertion makes no sense.If any of us state that concerns or complaints we raise remain unresolved, do not call any of us liars, that's actually libellous.
Bloggie wrote:If your heartfelt complaints remain unresolved over a period of 18 months, when apparently the chicken was constantly in distress (notwithstanding that children and parents who attend the school 5 days out of 7 never seemed to hear it), and you can't be bothered to walk round the block to actually go into the school and talk to someone, then I find it quite difficult to take you, or your stated concern for animal welfare, seriously.As Kate quite rightly pointed out, it's sometimes difficult to follow the noises around here as the sound resonates so weirdly sometimes, plus we do not have access to Lant street blocked off section, to readily investigate, ourselves.
eDWaRD WooDWaRD wrote:How many chickens are there? If one is distressed while all the others are OK it's hardly unreasonable to keep chickens in relatively quiet corner of a city centre. How much living space do these chickens have? I doubt they're kept like battery hens, which really is obscene.
Bloggie wrote:Ivanhoo, you're quite rude and coming across as a bit of an arse. However, good for you for checking out the hens. See, public discussions are very good for information and opinion sharing.
Still, city centres are full of pollution, not a good place for hens.
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