I don't disagree with that. It just seems ridiculous the way it was handled.
Just out of curiosity, what would you think would be a fair handling of someone prominent like that disregarding strict quarantine rules? I mean, Australia has their fair share of problems due to invasive species already, be it animals or diseases.
I think they could have dealt more personally and directly with him. I don't like the negative publicity. It seems a bit harsh. Do you think he blatantly ignored the rules? My thoughts are that he wasn't trying to hide the dogs. The fine seems automatic. Is there a set fine?
The problem is that even a stiff fine of the maximum amount (roughly 200k) might not be deterrent enough for the mega wealthy, and were talking about a serious issue here if people think they can disregard such policy due to it being a slap on the wrist in the unlikely off chance they get caught. A good way to put this in perspective is to imagine some rich billionaire gets pulled over for doing 220 km/s in a 60 zone... do you think a fine of 350 dollars would be sufficient deterrent for them not to do it again? Anyway, I think the media is also responsible for blowing this into the public news feed - but then again hes a celebrity so I doubt anyone can keep a lid on this for long.
I guess I'm an optimist and a kind one. I just don't think he was being blatantly defiant. It's doubtful he wanted all this trouble. Of course you are politically correct. There is no argument about the facts. For some reason it just hit a nerve.
And you should be, the world needs more optimists! :)
That's sweet! Thank you~ appreciative of your interaction and honest comments!