Be pre­pared

South Waikato News - - OPINION -

It would be an amaz­ing feel­ing to be able to be­lieve ev­ery pub­lic state­ment that those peo­ple who are in charge of this district make.

The South Waikato District Coun­cil chief ex­ec­u­tive is re­ported as hav­ing said ‘‘we were sim­ply not pre­pared to com­pro­mise the safety of our com­mu­nity’’ when jus­ti­fy­ing the cost to the ratepay­ers of the Jimbo saga/fi­nan­cial dis­as­ter.

If you were gen­uinely con­cerned about pub­lic safety con­cern­ing this an­i­mal then the eu­thana­sia of the an­i­mal should have been car­ried out with clar­ity, af­ter the courts’ de­ci­sion, but as you have pre­vi­ously said, but in a to­tally dif­fer­ent way, ‘‘we were sim­ply not pre­pared’’.

I re­cently have had to bury the car­casses of two wild rab­bits left over night on my back­yard. I am ab­so­lutely cer­tain that I will never know what an­i­mal was guilty of this but I do know that it was an an­i­mal that was do­ing what it was nat­u­rally meant to do at night – wild rab­bits or not.

(Abridged) J.C Sim­cock


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