Off-leash dog walkers fight plan for San Francisco natural areas

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Advocates of off-leash dog walking are getting ready for a hearing Thursday afternoon about a plan that could completely eliminate a dog play area at Lake Merced, cut other off-leash areas in the city — and help preserve some of the last remnants of San Francisco’s natural landscape.

Sally Stephens of the San Francisco Dog Owners Group has been emailing members asking them to speak out against the city’s Natural Areas Program, telling them in one message that the NAP “wants to restrict where people with dogs can walk with their dogs, claiming impacts from dogs on native plants and wildlife.”

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fatnewt
3 years ago

It's a real fine line between saying the dogs can't go and restricting access for people. These turkeys will make it super lame for everybody trying to protect places that aren't actually native at all.

It falls on deaf ears. It's kinda like telling a hipster that the Mission used to be Irish, they get a vacant, stupid look on their face and then they get mad at you.

surfpunk
3 years ago

1) keep yer mutt on a leash and

2) clean up their shit.

AND CLEANING IT UP DOES NOT MEAN PUTTING IT IN A BAG AND LEAVING IT WHEREVER YOU GODDAMN PLEASE.

i like dogs. dog owners can be self righteous pricks.

TL_lurker
3 years ago

Surfpunk, two thumbs up!

Cbrody
3 years ago

arent dogs just a goddamn trip... born to be dependent. youd think theyd have bred in them the ability to shit in a toilet by now.

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