Ban Dogs from the beach

Hank Scorpio

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Following a series of reports that An Taisce is leading the battle to ban dogs from the State’s 83 blue-flag beaches, the organisation’s Ian Diamond is feeling misunderstood.

“I don’t hate dogs”, Mr Diamond says, pointing out that Blue Flag International – the global body which governs the coveted awards – warned last year that some qualifying beaches were not honouring long-standing rules.

Under what’s known as Criterion 23, the rules declare that beach access “by dogs and other domestic animals must be strictly controlled” and that they be allowed only in “the parking areas, walkways and promenades in the inland beach areas”.




Are these guys for real?
 

Meridian

Full Member
I think they have a point.

Human shit is no longer in the water at a blue flag beach.

Some mutt is bought onto the beach and left off its lead by its owner.
Dogs do as they do and runs off and is unseen, what are the chances of the dog going for a shit on the beach ?
 

Hank Scorpio

Full Member
I think they have a point.

Human shit is no longer in the water at a blue flag beach.

Some mutt is bought onto the beach and left off its lead by its owner.
Dogs do as they do and runs off and is unseen, what are the chances of the dog going for a shit on the beach ?


They shouldn't be off their lead and any responsibile dog owner will bring a bag to clean up.

Those that abide by the rules shouldn't be punished over the actions of some.
 
It's bullshit. They should ban dogs from all public places. Not just our blue flag beaches.

The marina market allow dogs in there now. Barking hounds everywhere and dog shit on the ground left, right and centre.
 
They shouldn't be off their lead and any responsibile dog owner will bring a bag to clean up.

Those that abide by the rules shouldn't be punished over the actions of some.
Overwhelming majority of dogs on beaches are left off their lead for a period. Dog owners think the rules apply to everyone except them.

Any law like this is not policeable anyway as 99% of dog owners ignore it so they'll do what they always do: bring in the law and everyone ignores it.
 

Hank Scorpio

Full Member
It's bullshit. They should ban dogs from all public places. Not just our blue flag beaches.

The marina market allow dogs in there now. Barking hounds everywhere and dog shit on the ground left, right and centre.

Is that the beach is it?


Ffs.
 
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