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In this photo released Tuesday Jan. 8, 2019, by Britain's South West Water company, showing part of a "fatberg", a mass of hardened fat, oil and baby wipes, measuring some 64 meters (210 feet) long, in the town of Sidmouth, England. The fatberg is blocking a sewer in the southwestern English town, and will take a sewer team around eight weeks to dissect and dispose of the obstruction. (South West Water via AP)

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Re: The UK thread

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That's a shitty job

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Post by Witness » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:30 am

Overweight horses are the 'new normal', vets warn

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Half of horses in the UK are overweight because owners have forgotten how to keep them healthy, leading equine vets have warned.

Experts from the British Equine Veterinary Assocation (BEVA) said obesity is the gravest threat facing horses, which is resulting in hundreds being put down every year.

David Rendle, a member of BEVA's ethics and welfare committees, said studies showed around half of all UK horses are now overweight, while research from the Royal Veterinary College found as much as 70 per cent of native pony breeds were obese.

Horses with excess weight are at risk of suffering from laminitis, a potentially fatal condition caused by blood flow restriction to the hooves, which can cause swelling and inflammation.

Around 600 horses a year are said to be euthanised as a result of the disease.

Mr Rendle warned the obesity epidemic shows no signs of slowing as horse and pony owners are now no longer capable of recognising or determining a healthy weight for their animals.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/0 ... vets-warn/

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They couldn't spring for a green folder?

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Post by Doctor X » Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:05 pm

'IS Beatles': Mother loses high court challenge over evidence

The mother of one of four suspected Islamic State fighters has lost a legal challenge against the UK's sharing of evidence with the US without seeking assurances he would not be executed.

El Shafee Elsheikh is accused of belonging to an IS cell which is thought to have beheaded hostages.

["Snip!"--Ed.]

The court ruled the UK has no legal duty to protect Mr Elsheikh.

Britain shared 600 witness statements gathered by the Metropolitan Police with the US under a process called "mutual legal assistance" (MLA).

Mr Elsheikh's mother, Maha Elgizouli, challenged the government's decision.

She argued that, due to the UK's stance on the death penalty, the government should have ensured her son would not face execution if he was extradited and tried in the US.

She also stated that it went against her own human rights An beheading innocent people did not?, and breached data protection laws.

Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett said: "There is no general, common law duty on Her Majesty's government to take positive steps to protect an individual's life from the actions of a third party and that includes requiring particular undertakings before complying with the MLA request."

Mr Elsheikh and the other suspected IS fighter, Alexanda Kotey, were raised in the UK, but no longer have British citizenships.

The two, who are being held by Syrian-Kurdish forces, are accused of being a part of a terrorist cell known as "The Beatles" because of their British accents.

The cell are believed to have murdered foreign hostages, including Alan Henning, James Foley and David Haines; created brutal propaganda videos, and tortured dozens of people.

This judgement paves the way for the two Londoners to be prosecuted in the USA - after a fraught series of talks over what to do with them.

Documents in the case show that the US administration became frustrated with the UK's refusal to take the men back while trying to tell it what to do with them if they were instead to face justice in America.

In fact, the British ambassador in Washington warned President Trump could "hold a grudge" if the UK persisted in asking for a death penalty assurance.

Ms Elgizouli's lawyers argued that the UK's long-standing opposition to the death penalty was therefore cast aside in the interests of political expediency.

But today's judgement underlines that no law has been broken. Mr Elsheikh is not British - nor is he under UK control - so the obligations on ministers to act on his mother's concerns are limited.

In the past, Britain has sought assurances from foreign governments that the death penalty would not be used in cases where the UK provided information or extradited suspects.

In this case, intelligence was shared with the US but no such assurances were sought.

["Snip!"--Ed.]Gareth Peirce, of Birnberg Peirce Solicitors, said that while Ms Elgizouli thinks her son should be prosecuted, she argues that it should take place within accordance of international human rights standards As he followed when he tortured and beheaded innocents?.

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