LETTER: Don’t put dogs on buses: dog owner

Petitions to permit un-carriered dogs on BC Transit buses are driven by want, not need, says reader

Re: Dogs on BC Transit buses considered

I am a dog owner. I believe the cons far outweigh the pros.

I believe the petitions to permit un-carriered dogs on BC Transit buses are driven by want, not need.

I don’t think those who are demanding this have thought through all the many downsides and possible conflicts this would cause to them, other passengers and especially their dogs.

I cannot foresee that a dog owner would require transit service often enough to spend time and money debating this or changing the current transit services.

I don’t believe that those taking their dogs out would choose a bus instead of walking their dog as they normally would.

I don’t believe many dogs would choose to be crammed on a bus with strange people and unknown dogs. Think of the inconvenience alone of standing at a bus stop and being passed by because it is not a “dog” bus.

Theoretically, imagine we all wasted time denying the obvious, only to come to the realization that this is a potentially terrible idea.

Janet Cass

Saanich

 

 

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