With so many major issues facing Lowestoft, such as the urgent need for a third crossing, flood defence and the chaos in our high schools (one with teachers on strike, one with a head about to resign and one seriously underfunded), I was surprised that the mailshot I received last week from Waveney MP Peter Aldous was about dogs attacking dogs!
I love dogs and have a dog myself, but there seems to be more cases locally of people attacking people - even with acid and knives - which surely deserves a higher priority.
I thought Mr Aldous might be more concerned about how the police will deal with these cases now that another 80 frontline police officers in Suffolk have been cut.
But what surprises me most is that the MP professes his concern about dogs attacking dogs, while at the same time he wants to reverse the ban and legalise a sport in which a pack of dogs is deliberately let loose on a hare, fox or stag to chase, terrify and tear to pieces the innocent creature – just for fun.
A case of strange priorities and double standards, I feel.