We often get lambasted here at Quick Loans for our apparent ‘hard line’ approach, but we are not the worst. Check out our German friends who just repo'd someones dog.
Whilst we have sympathy for people who fall on difficult times, we do have issues with people who take out financial aides and then decide that they cannot afford to pay the money back. We've never made a secret of that.
If everyone thinks we’re too tough on people, however, they should have a look at what’s just happened in Germany. German press has reported that town officials over there has seized a family dog – a pug known as Edda – because the family hasn’t paid its taxes. Even by our standards, this is dam brutal.
To make it even more unbelievable, German officials have then gone on to sell the dog on Ebay. Apparently, they took the dog as it was believed that this was probably the most valuable asset the family owned.
We can’t quite believe it, we wouldn't ever go that far. We once remarked: “if people take out a loan then they should always make sure that they can pay it back or this would qualify as theft”. After we said this, however, we then got all sorts of insults and hideous threats made against us.
Fast forward a couple of weeks and authorities in Germany are seizing pet dogs for something similar. It turns out we’re not that bad after all. We actually feel quite respectable in comparison.
Again, and as predicted, the global snowflakes have been up in arms, but despite how harsh the whole situation sounds, the seizure of the dog was fair and just.
As well as general unpaid taxes, the family had also failed to pay the city’s dog tax, which is why the dog was taken off them. The sale of the dog was to generate money to fill the void that was owed. We agree that it probably isn’t fair on the dog, but did the owner know exactly what would happen and failed to act? We wouldn't say so, we would argue that such punitive action could never be foreseen.
There’s a lot more ins and outs to the story, but the crux of the matter is that a family has lost a dog because they have failed – after several reminder attempts – to pay their taxes. Seriously, why are people not up in arms about things like this? Why do they continue to pick on us when local and national Governments are far worse.