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UK. Pensioner banned from taking pet owls for walks

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#1 Game Warden

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 09:43 PM

Reports www.telegraph.co.uk.

A pensioner has been banned from taking his pet owls for a walk due to health and safety concerns... Russell Burt, 74, has spent the last ten years regularly 'walking' his seven pet birds around his home town.

He takes one of them out every day, going for a walk with the owl perched on his hand. Known locally as 'The Owl Man', he has a licence to display birds and also collects money which he gives to a local wildlife charity.

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 02:48 AM

oh for god's sake. Surely the authorities have better things to concern themselves with.

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 10:38 AM

Perhaps the recession will bring some sanity to Health and Safety by elimating these 'jobs worths' who have nothing better to do!

Edited by wilddog, 24 August 2010 - 10:39 AM.

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