Dogs in environmental Parks

Subject: Dogs in environmental Parks
From: "stuart collins" <>
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 1999 21:21:47 PST
I'm a bit concerned about how to handle the problem  with dogs in 
environmental parks . Tallebudgera Creek on the Gold Coast in 
particular. The existing by laws are that dogs are allowed on a leash.

Is there any evidence that the mere presence of a dog can be disruptive 
to birds? If I were  a bird I wouldnt be to happy with canines nearby, 
I'm not sure if I'd know what a leash was for.

Despite the threat of fines, the laws are not enforced. Many dog owners, 
when politely confronted, respond that' my dog is an exception, wouldn't 
hurt a fly'.

The local councillor has taken some action with more signs put up, but 
nothings changed.

Any thoughts?


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