Monday 21 October 2019

Petition handed in against bye-laws

A petition with thousands of signatures calling on Fingal County Council to reverse controversial bye-laws restricting 'off-leash' dog activities in our regional parks, has been handed in by protesters from the Fingal Dog Owners Grop (D.O.G.).

The group was formed last October in opposition to Fingal County Council's adoption of the new bye-laws which Fingal DOG call 'restrictive' and 'discriminatory'.

A spokesperson for the group said: 'We're a representative voice of the largest user group of our public parks. Our organisation is endorsed by the ISPCA, dog behaviourists, dog trainers and many others qualified to work with dogs.'

The group have been gathering signatures for a petition to reverse the bye-lawas and at the time of writing had secure close to 9.000 signatures for the cause.

Fiingal County Council maintain the new bye-laws are about trying to find a balance between the sometimes conflicting interests of various park users but Fingal DOG have vowed to continue the fight to scrap the new restrictions

Fingal Independent