Last December, Bethan Parkinson from Buckley bought her nine year old daughter, Lauren, a pet sheep and named her Lucy. Initially, Bethan kept her in stables with her pony but this proved troublesome so, whilst looking for land, she temporarily gave her to an animal sanctuary. Five months later Bethan returned to claim Lucy. After a dispute, she produced a receipt and reclaimed the sheep. However, the animal sanctuary have not given up and have taken the family to court under the Return of Goods Act. A judge will decide Lucy’s fate at a court in Mold.
A curious tug-of-love for Lucy. Aside from the (Charles) lamb link, the use of the Return of Goods Act stands out because humanity has exploited the Earth’s finite resources for many years. It’s time to Return the Goods!