Tuesday, 23 June 2009

You can't make this stuff up ...

Forget about the recession, the swine flu pandemic, rising unemployment, banks collapsing, people trafficking and all those other minor issues, the European Empire certainly has its priorities right:

While on the subject of ridiculous suggestions from the EU, The Sun also highlighted a plan to protect the UK's zebra population...

The article read:

ZEBRAS will get a BARCODE to keep them safe from thieves as part of the latest EU crackdown, it was revealed yesterday.

The African wild animals are already born with unique black-and-white stripes. But under the new rule, every foal will be implanted with a microchip.

Using supermarket-type scanners, its barcode can then be matched to a "passport" number to see if the creature has been stolen.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage said: "I wasn't even aware we had a problem with stolen African wild zebras roaming the streets of our cities."

Defra was yesterday unable to say whether any zebras had recently been nicked but insisted the scheme would "reduce fraud and control diseases".

(Hat-tip: UKIP)

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Michael McManus UKIP said...

The phrase "you couldn't make it up" really is the perfect one here.

By the way I have my own blog now Josh, so feel free to visit it and link/comment