Put Dogs on Leads

Until there is a treatment for Covid-19 make it compulsory for all dog owners to have dogs on leads when in public places including shared gardens/drying greens.

Why the contribution is important

To help reduce the spread of Covid-19 through human to animal (touch) and animal to human.

by makesnodifference on May 11, 2020 at 08:49AM

Current Rating

Average rating: 3.8
Based on: 12 votes

Comments

  • Posted by phillipa May 11, 2020 at 09:03

    Agree with this proposal. Sensible idea to adopt.
  • Posted by KMR May 11, 2020 at 09:04

    I agree. We have a golden labrador and when out and near others we keep her on a lead. After all, the virus is transmittable from animals to humans.
  • Posted by Pensionaccess May 11, 2020 at 09:20

    What rubbish! There have been approximately 3 cases globally of humans transmitting the virus to animals, not the other way round The virus may have started in a wet market but those markets trade illegal protected species and in terrible conditions. You are at risk from humans, not animals
  • Posted by cbellat May 11, 2020 at 10:03

    Rubbish!
  • Posted by Cath2172 May 11, 2020 at 10:32

    I agree that all dogs should be on a lead, how you can do social distancing if you have to go and get your dog back when its near someone or another dog. Not all dogs have good recall!
  • Posted by godboy19 May 11, 2020 at 10:47

    This is nonsense. Posted by someone who is scared of dogs.
  • Posted by Ace May 11, 2020 at 12:46

    To many dog owners have poor control over dogs. Not everyone wants a dog next to them especially at this time.
  • Posted by Shirleysharpe May 11, 2020 at 12:56

    I agree with proposal but not its rationale. Very few people appear able to control their animals so have to be retrieved or separated by close human contact thus increasing risk of human to human transmission. That's ignoring the non covid-19 threat posed to livestock.
  • Posted by JohnED May 11, 2020 at 21:37

    Encouraging responsible behaviour of dog owners is welcome. However it is unfair on those owners and dogs who are being responsible to have their freedom restricted, when out on walks in parks and open areas.
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