Banning dogs to protect the environment
The federal government proposed an environmental plan last January that will limit places in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area where dogs can roam around, areas that would include San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties. Since the number of visitors increased over the past two decades, many environmentalists are complaining that dogs damage vegetation, scare wildbirds, harass wildlife, and in some cases cause danger to visitors and employees. One option even goes as far as to ban dogs from parts of Crissy Field, Ocean Beach, Fort Funston and Muir Beach. Not surprisingly, such proposal is causing protests among San Francisco dog-owners.
Do you think such policy is practical or unnecessary?
More info here.