Thursday, February 12, 2009

Laws Can Kill!

By Manuwant Choudhary

Wildfires have killed some 300 people in Australia and there are investigations on whether terrorists could be behind such fires but one story on CNN that caught my attention was an Australian couple - the Sheans.

With tears in eyes they told how rural Australia gets a rough deal from governments.

Surrounded by smouldering fire around their home they told their own story how some years ago when they built their home here they cut some 300 trees around their house for which the local council took them to court and they had to pay 100s of dollars in penalty and their business was affected.

But as it turns out their home survives the fire while all those law-abiding citizens homes have been reduced to ashes.

Moral of the Story: Don't Obey Unjust Laws. Wonder where are the environmentalists as Australia burns.

Has any environmentalist planted a tree?

1 comment:

barun said...

I wonder if there are provisions in Australia to sue the government for preventing people from taking similar measures that could have restricted the damage.