To the Editor,
Re: Dog problem requires more enforcement, Letters, June 7.
What deeper issues are affecting dog haters that complain to the newspapers? It cannot be just the dog waste, after all how often in a lifetime does one step in to it? The level of fervour seems rather anal-retentive.
Of course people blessed with dogs should clean up the mess, and almost all do.
But because of the occasional lapse, one writer suggests that we increase the number of police in our parks.
What a pretty picture that makes.
Imagine ourselves and our children strolling through parks full of police patrols. I suppose the writer thinks that would be an improvement over the fairly remote possibility of seeing a bit of poop.
Human beings existed and thrived for millions of years in abysmal conditions. We can handle quite a lot. If the rare sight of animal waste horrifies you, then you are a lucky person. Many people have serious things to worry about.
At an average yearly salary of $54,350, the RCMP are paid to prevent, control and solve crime, not to police our city’s litter.