City councillor apologises for ‘maybe she might get rabies’ comment to animal activist
PUBLISHED: 14:00 14 March 2018 | UPDATED: 14:44 14 March 2018
A city councillor has apologised for a “rabies” remark on Facebook in reference to an animal activist who opposes greyhound racing.
Sally Button, Labour member for Bowthorpe, posted in a thread about how Kerry Elliman, from Birmingham Greyhound Protection, was bitten by a dog. She wrote: “Maybe she might get rabies.”
Ms Button, whose Facebook profile shows a greyhound with the words Support Greyhound Racing, came in for criticism for that, with criticism also directed at Norwich Labour Party’s Facebook.
She then posted on her Facebook page: “I am issuing this as my apology. It was, of course, completely inexcusable of me to react in this way. The very best I can do is express my sincere apologies for the offence I have caused.”
Ms Button, a Retired Groundhound Trust volunteer, declined to comment further.
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