"In what is believed to be a world-first, Child, Youth and Family and the SPCA will join forces this week to combat abuse in New Zealand.
Tomorrow, the two groups will sign an agreement for the SPCA to report signs of child abuse when inspecting or taking animals from homes and, in return, CYF social workers to report neglected or abused animals they spot while working with families..."
Does anyone else find this disturbing?
You are reading my blog, so I will assume you do.
It could be argued that it would be hard to do the job worse than CYF, but that is not the point. Where does this stop?
Meter readers looking for kids getting a clip around the ears?
Black vans cruising the street, using parabolic microphones to pick up the sound of a slap?
SPCA volunteers- let me tell you where this will lead YOU. On a direct path to a bit of biffo when you go to pick up a sick cat and may have seen something. Threats to yourself, your property and families.
Is that what you signed on for?
It's what your masters have volunteered you for.