Under various circumstances, obviously lawyers profit from it – that goes without saying, and there’s insurance, tattoos, licences and often veterinary fees involved.
All that aside, no one else should gain financially or otherwise from BSL, directly or indirectly, but you don’t have to look far to find people doing just that.
Gaining through BSL is obvious with the likes of Page and Rushmore who front ‘organisations’ entitled Deed not Breed and the Bull Breed Advisory Service, and yet remain close friends with Sandie Lightfoot, Peter Tallack and Tina Delaney, three blatant profiteers of Breed Specific Legislation.
For Page, it’s her ego which benefits more than anything else; with Rushmore it’s a bit of both – Rushmore is a self-styled expert with no formal advanced qualifications (bar a handful of diplomas) but that hasn’t stopped her criticising and accusing Victoria Stilwell and Sarah Fisher of the same.
So what of their BSL Gravy Train mates? Well you’re probably sick to death seeing Lightfoot’s name here, not to mention Googling her name on Web and Images brings you back to the blog almost every time – sorry! And there’s obviously no need to explain why someone with her reputation and history should not be openly associated with an ‘organisation’ allegedly opposed to BSL [link].
The same goes for Peter Tallack – in fact even more so with him since his working life is dedicated to keeping BSL very much alive. Without it he’s nothing.
As for Tina Delaney, well she’s been hanging around with the Anti-Lennox posse for a whole lot longer than you might think, and whereas her buddy Lightfoot’s attempt at fame and fortune backfired so badly that she will forever be despised and considered corrupt in the majority of minds, so far Delaney’s made herself look a pratt in public on only two occasions (to our knowledge) – on the One Show [link] and when going public with the news that (wait for it…) she’s looking for the dangerous gene in Pitbulls ! [link]
Yes, Delaney is undertaking a PhD, which presumably she’s funding herself. Don’t worry though, she can afford it – her annual basic wage with Newham Council is at least £36k, and the majority of that salary relies on the continuation of Breed Specific Legislation.
Not so long ago, Delaney’s daft research would have meant she had to study the DNA of Rottweillers and prior to that German Shepherds. In fact over the years several breeds have been alternately blamed for human error. Hello???
Is she really that thick or just callous and artful? Well she can’t be too clever if she’s spending her own money studying at PhD level in a subject akin to Basket Weaving, for all the good it will do, because a quick shufti of the HES (Hospital Episode Statistics) shows that incidents involving dog bites/aggression do not specify dog breeds.
However, there are a lot of them and incidents involving an illegal breed would usually be taken further and/or make the news, so could it possibly be that in the vast majority of cases breeds other than suspected Pitbulls are to blame for aggression leading to injury and/or trauma? No kidding!
Makes you wonder why she doesn’t spend her money researching what percentage of HE Statistics involve incidents of aggression by dogs owned by Twats and Morons, or better still research cases where other breeds are responsible? Nah, bad idea, she’d be out of a job in no time, either that or she’ll discover that Yorkshire Terriers are all dangerous if they measure over ten inches, nose to tail (using a dressmaker’s tape of course).
The point is, Delaney illustrates just how lucrative BSL can be for people like her. So lucrative in fact that she sometimes gets a bit carried away, especially when a TV crew happens to be following her around and she’s feeling all puffed up and important. Delaney suffered from the Shitefoot Effect when she played to the cameras by picking on a poor sod walking his dog in a church yard, a man minding his own business whose dog looked more like a Labrador-Staffie mix by any stretch of the imagination [roughly 2 mins in on the recording: link] – but they damn well made sure her little exhibition was justified and duly came up with the excuse that the owner was eventually allowed to keep the dog under conditions. What a crock!
So thanks to Delaney we’ve been able to illustrate that she, Lightfoot, Tallack, Page and Rushmore are excellent examples of how you can do Very Nicely Thank You out of the Bull Shit Law that is Breed Specific Legislation.