#1 By: Rob Beschizza, February 3rd, 2014 10:13
#2 By: kmoser, February 3rd, 2014 11:40
Wait, "owning an illegal knife?"
#3 By: Chris Cox, February 3rd, 2014 11:55
I was gonna go with "wait, a 'rare sheep'?"
#4 By: Tim Aidley, February 3rd, 2014 12:04
It's not clear whether from the article whether the knife itself was illegal, or whether they were illegally carrying it in public - some types of knives are always illegal (flick knives, butterfly knives etc), and there are some laws about not being able to carry knives in public without a good reason (with the exception of folding knives (penknives) 3" long or less).
Here's the appropriate link: https://www.gov.uk/find-out-if-i-can-buy-or-carry-a-knife
One of the irritating things is that the 3" folding knife is only automatically legal if the blade cannot be locked in place. As a result I can't carry my Leatherman in my bike pannier without having a good reason.
#5 By: rocketpj, February 3rd, 2014 12:26
If you think that's bad, wait until Fall at a typical sheep farm.
#6 By: Tyler Karaszewski, February 3rd, 2014 12:46
As much as it is strange and disturbing to kill a sheep for the purpose of scaring children with it's severed head, it's no more cruel to the sheep than it is to butcher it for food.
#7 By: Andrew Molloy, February 3rd, 2014 13:27
No matter your stance on slaughtering animals for food I'm sure the process is less cruel than "repeatedly stabbed the animal in the neck and stomach before chopping off its head".
#8 By: Jonathan Humphreys, February 3rd, 2014 18:32
Jetpack please, I want out of this county.
#9 By: Boundegar, February 3rd, 2014 19:42
Tyranny! When knives are outlawed, only outlaws will have knives! And chefs! This is what happens when you don't write down your constitution!
#10 By: Phasma Felis, February 4th, 2014 02:42
I'm pretty sure "repeated stabbing" is not an approved method of livestock slaughter.
#11 By: Rob Beschizza, February 8th, 2014 10:13
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