HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Debt Collector Seizes Fam...

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 05:22 PM

Debt Collector Seizes Family's Prized Pug and Sells It on eBay (Germany)

New York Times

BERLIN — When a debt collector came calling on a family in a northwestern German city about unpaid bills, including a dog tax, the official was looking to seize the family’s most valuable asset.

The collector considered other items, but finally settled on a prized female pug named Edda and seized the dog — which the city then sold on eBay for 750 euros — roughly $850.

A city spokesman on Thursday called it “a pragmatic solution” to an outstanding debt.

But the case has prompted outrage from animal rights activists and others in the city of Ahlen, raised questions about the cruelty of the seizure and spurred debate about whether any German laws had been broken.

1 replies, 498 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 1 replies Author Time Post
Reply Debt Collector Seizes Family's Prized Pug and Sells It on eBay (Germany) (Original post)
brooklynite Mar 2019 OP
dameatball Mar 2019 #1

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 05:41 PM

1. I know nothing about German law, but that seems bizarre. Not to mention very cruel.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread