I thought rape was already illegalMay 1, 2019 Tim WorstallThe English16 CommentsBut who knows with the porridge wogs: ‘Historic day for Scotland’ as beavers get protected status previousRitchie’s new projectnextWouldn’t have thought so 16 thoughts on “I thought rape was already illegal” dearieme May 1, 2019 at 1:13 pm You’ve missed a chance, Worstall. There are (or were when last I noticed) two sets of beavers on the loose. Somewhere in the west was a government scheme, somewhere in Perthshire was a private enterprise scheme – private in the sense that the ruddy things had been released by someone or other on the fly. Which scheme do you think thrived most? dearieme May 1, 2019 at 1:19 pm Crivens! Indeed, jings! The Grauniad admits it. “a project by the Scottish Wildlife Trust … introduced 16 Eurasian beavers to … Argyll and Bute, where there is now estimated to be a population of 24-36.” Ooh, two or three dozen. Contrast:- “… unregulated releases of beavers in Tayside, where most recent estimates for the population now stand at up to 550.” Hundreds of the buggers. Ha ha ha. Rob May 1, 2019 at 1:23 pm The Government chosen Eurasian ones were mostly gay though to increase diversity. No wonder there are only a couple of dozen or so. PJF May 1, 2019 at 1:33 pm This is insensitive and excluding. Not all women have beavers to release. Jonathan May 1, 2019 at 3:23 pm @Dearieme Unregulated Beavers are obviously better than Government regulated Beavers.. Jollygreenman May 1, 2019 at 4:36 pm Tim, it is apparent that some folk do not understand Canadian slang. Maybe you should spell it out. A beaver is a hairy furry animal that you can watch doing pole dancing in a Canadian strip joint. Like when Junkers did not know what Boris implied when he said the EU can go and whistle. Gamecock May 1, 2019 at 4:50 pm ‘Historic day for Scotland’ as beavers get protected status’ History must be written. As beavers have no written language, they can have no history. ‘New legislation makes it illegal to kill beavers or destroy dams and lodges without a licence’ So they are NOT PROTECTED. You can still kill ’em. Government bureaucrats are getting protected status. BniC May 1, 2019 at 5:14 pm But what about climate change, beavers and their dams cab change the landscape significantly Mr Ecks May 1, 2019 at 7:06 pm Never mind the beavers. What is happening about the six year old girl murdered up in Bute by a man who “lived locally” and about whom the curtain of silence has descended? JuliaM May 1, 2019 at 7:35 pm Sorry, Mr Ecks, he turned out to be .. well, not a RoPer. Despite the rumours. Pcar May 1, 2019 at 8:35 pm ‘New legislation makes it illegal to kill beavers or destroy dams and lodges without a licence’ Only Legal beavers, or is Scotland a sanctuary country for illegal beavers? Have SNP built a new prison for Foxes & Dogs (& soon reintroduced Wolves), Corvids & Birds of Prey, and Cats? Do Beavers have a camel toe? Rob May 1, 2019 at 8:59 pm Historic day for Scotland Historic days ain’t what they used to be – beheading a king, world war starting, famous nation-defining or epochal battle (Manzikert, Bouvines, etc), that sort of thing. CJ Nerd May 2, 2019 at 8:40 am Ecksy, Julia, Is this the case you’re thinking of? john 77 May 2, 2019 at 12:02 pm @ Mr Ecks Silence has descended because it is an argument against legalising cannabis. GlenDorran May 2, 2019 at 12:13 pm “Silence has descended” Coverage of the trial and conviction was front page of every newspaper, lead story on all news bulletins and there were many longer comment pieces. People aren’t talking about it now because the killer is likely to remain in jail for the rest of his life. And also it was a particularly disturbing killing which people don’t really want to keep raking over. JuliaM May 3, 2019 at 9:13 am CJ Nerd: “Is this the case you’re thinking of?” Yup! GlenDorran:“…it was a particularly disturbing killing which people don’t really want to keep raking over.” Or someone might start asking why a clearly disturbed young man with well-known psychopathic tendencies (animal torture) was allowed to roam free until the inevitable happened. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.