Bring only guide dogs please

Time and time again we see pet owners break the rules when it comes to supermarkets.

Re: “Hot dogs for barbecues, not cars,” Letters, The Leader, Aug. 8.

I am surprised as to why A. Leslie even wrote this piece. She seems surprised at the store clerk’s reaction to her having her dog in the grocery store.

I applaud the clerk for standing her ground. She made it clear no dogs were to be in the store, yet A. Leslie blatantly disrespected the rules, even if only for five minutes.

Time and time again we see pet owners break the rules when it comes to supermarkets.

This might come as news to you, but there are many people out there who do not want your animals in close contact with our food. Hygiene comes to mind.

I love my dogs, but that’s the key, they’re mine. I am sure the writer is a great pet owner, but I don’t know her and I don’t know her dog.

I do not want it near my food.

Also, what about health concerns (allergies)? What if someone in the store was severely allergic? You’d go about enjoying your day, but theirs would undoubtedly be ruined.

Cultural considerations? There are some cultures that take great offence to having any sort of animal around food.

If not for the rules of your local grocer, please have some consideration for the beliefs of others. Just because you love your dog doesn’t mean the rest of the world has to.

The bottom line is that only animals that should be allowed in supermarkets are guide dogs.

No exceptions, no matter how “inconvenienced” the owners may be.

 

G. Hara, Surrey

Surrey North Delta Leader

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