I own a dog, a terrier, which I’ve lived alone with for 10 years. Then, one morning, I end up seeing my friendly and lovely dog tied up to a tree, deceased. Authorities found out who did the deed with my dog and I had to get justice for my companion. Here’s where I understood more about UK’s animal protection laws, which I would love to discuss with you.
UK’s laws punish those who cruelly beat, ill-treat, over-ride, over-drive, overload, infuriate or terrify any kind of animal. The law also protects the animal’s right not to be injected with injurious or poisonous substance. Any unnecessary suffering brought on the animal is punishable by law.
This argument in itself is how I took my dog’s killer’s to court and had them sentenced for their crimes.
The law, which is part of the Animals Act 1911 in the United Kingdom, also protects animals by imposing a lifetime punishment of the deprivation of owning any legally-licensed animal in the country. Animal fight advertisements, such as cock derbies or anybody attending animal fights without any reasonable excuse shall have a gigantic fine for their activities.
UK’s animal protection laws really did give my dog a chance at justice. Dogs are not just animals who could be maltreated. Some people live with their pets as their companions. To treat the animals cruelly as they are defenceless is a cowardly act, and, me, gratefully says that the UK laws at least protect those little innocent souls and give them justice from those who abuse their superiority.
Workplace discrimination is one issue, but it is not only in the workplace where most ethnic groups suffer from general racism. Racism roots from culture and history and modern people carry on this belief in a false, counter-productive sense. Although the UK has laws against racism, has it actually affected the viewpoint of the nation’s citizens?
There are many types of racism that exist in the United Kingdom, these are
Elite Racism – Generalizations about different ethnic groups, politicians and implies an acceptance of white British cultural superiority
Situated Racism – Local level racism that is common in the workplace, municipalities, towns and marginalized people.
I’ve read that professionals pin down racism to the core of culture and physical dissociation. This includes color, ethnicity, physical attributes, even the way a person dresses or keeps up their hygiene.
UK’s anti-racism laws only point out that authorities can arrest and penalize individuals for insulting different ethnicities or making libellous statements, but this is only to make racists “afraid”. People still say that their freedom of speech is important and if their statements do not go beyond professional and violent borders, it is allowable.
However, workplace and maltreatment due to race is common in most European workplaces. No law could ever change history and the perspectives of a few arrogant people.
If another party damaged some of your properties because of an untoward or intended action, you have the legal right to ask them for damages compensation. If natural causes damaged your property, such as fire, wind, hailstorm or hurricane, and you have insurance, you could file a claim to get compensation for your damages. If you’re dealing with property damages, here are a few things you should do.
1. Notify the Insurance Company
In all cases of property damages, informing your insurance company is the first thing you should do. Also, gather evidences that would show the damages dealt to your home, car, yard or any other part of your property. You could take photos or videos of them to show your insurance company.
2. Secure the Property
Secure the property to avoid additional damages from happening to your home. If an arson or an accident started a fire in your house, call the fire department at once. Property damages can become expansive, such as the fire in the first example spreading through the neighbourhood, which could mean you paying for damages instead of you earning them.
3. Detailed Inventory of the Damages
Have a professional contractor tell you the extent of your property’s damages. By making a detailed investigation on your property, they could plot out the areas where your house or vehicle was damaged and give you an estimate for the expenses needed to repair it.