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Should dogs be banned

From cemeteries or should their owners just stay at home?

 

Mourners are being left devastated by dogs running amok over graves, soiling headstones and knocking down personal mementos despite a sign telling owners to keep their pets on leads.

Mr Fairweather first raised the issue before May’s local authority elections and has been contacted again by concerned mourners.

He is concerned the situation may get worse and wants the current bylaws to be reviewed.

 

https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/angus-mearns/498049/cemetery-dog-ban-proposal-to-be-broug...

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Re: Should dogs be banned

Seems like another example of the majority being punished for the actions of the few...

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My local cemetery, which I regularly visit, always has the odd dog walker or two. The people are always polite and either have their dog on a lead or are the sort of dog that just walks a few paces away from their owner.

The only damage done here is usually the flowers being eaten by deer,

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Re: Should dogs be banned

I was in my local cemetery this morning and no dogs.

I would be annoyed to see dogs off the lead in there but to date I can't recall seeing any on or off the lead.

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According to the article I linked an outright ban has already happened across Perth and Kinross. Can't say I have ever seen a dog on the ( what sounds like rampage according to the article ) loose in a cemetery as I rarely visit them. Shame really.

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I visit a large London cemetery where my family has a grave plot.  Here there are big problems caused by professional dog walkers - some walking six or more dogs at a time. Often dogs are allowed to roam free in the cemetery and frequently owners do not clear up after their dogs despite the provision of waste bins.

A cemetery should be treated with respect - it is not the same as a public park or open space.

 

 

 

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Re: Should dogs be banned

I guess it depends on the cemetery and the attitude of those who have friends and relatives buried in the cemetery.

I think people in some countries have a much deeper/religious attitude to cemeteries than we have in this country.

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Don't let people into cemeteries except when we are disposing of the bodies.

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Re: Should dogs be banned

I always thought dogs were banned anyway. And I am a dog owner, but no cemeteries near me anyway
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@twocvbloke wrote:

Seems like another example of the majority being punished for the actions of the few...


The trouble is the actions of the few tend to spread and then become infectious spreading across the entire country.

If we were to let everything slide then our standards would fall into the gutter for everything quite quickly - from the slop you get at fast food places to the standard of politicians (mind you the politicians might actually work out better that way lol).

When something like this happens tough action does need to be imposed for a while and then relaxed over time - a strong enough message that says "look you can't do that.. but we'll not punish everyone for an eternity".

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The way I see it is, you punish those who are committing the offence, punishing the innocent is not the way to get things done and just results in people ignoring these idiotic decisions, which as a result ends up with nothing being done to solve the problem that could have been sorted if the guilty were held to account... Smiley

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Yeah i agree.. but if you can't find the people who did it then you have to do something to deter people

(note i've not read the article to know if they were caught or not - just gone by the quote in the op)

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I was going to suggest perhaps a Dog Warden presence in the offending areas. But that would involve the council paying someone a wage.

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