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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Nanny Bans Ladders

Oh dear Nanny has got her knickers in a twist over the health and safety issues regarding ladders, or rather the health and safety issues regarding the use of ladders when feeding tigers.

Step forward Nanny's chums from Barrow Borough Council, who have decreed that zoo keepers at South Lakes Safari Zoo must not use ladders when feeding the tigers, because the zoo keepers may fall off the ladders.

Ahem...has Nanny not considered that feeding tigers may actually be a tad more dangerous than climbing a ladder?

Apparently not!

Health and Safety inspectors served the South Lakes Safari Zoo, with a notice under section 21 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. This means that they can no longer place food at the top of 20ft poles so their critically endangered Sumatran tigers can climb up and practice their hunting skills - a favourite attraction for visitors to the zoo for almost 20 years.

Barrow Borough Council has told the zoo that it must stop the feeding event, which is witnessed by thousands of visitors every year.

The Telegraph states that it is estimated that zoo staff have climbed ladders more than 75,000 times since 1996 “for the huge welfare benefit to the animals”.
"Even though the keepers now wear helmets, strap the ladders to the poles firmly and have permanent foot fixing points for the ladders, Barrow Borough Council wishes to stop us from feeding in this way as they claim it to be too dangerous for the staff." 
Nanny has her head up her arse on this, the tigers need exercise and the zoo keepers are more than happy to feed them in this manner. QED there is no problem, and the practice of feeding the tigers in this manner should continue!

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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2:33 PM

    "strap the ladders to the poles"

    Is it just me that thought "sed -e s/poles/plumbers//"

    If we had Frankie Boyle here then I'm sure "ladders" would become Elves on stilts rearing from the sea or some such.