Politicians letting dogs get away with murder

Re: Multi-use trail users need to learn sharing etiquette (Letters, Nov. 14)

Re: Multi-use trail users need to learn sharing etiquette (Letters, Nov. 14)

I have also seen too many off leash dogs in the Cedar Hill golf course area.

If the Saanich authorities had any common sense, they would step up enforcement of their own rules, which are in the books. They should capture and detain any dogs illegally running off leash. Then they should force the owners to pay a $100 fine each time to have the dogs return.

There is probably a fortune to be made there. Saanich property taxes would probably decrease substantially.

Would the Saanich authorities ever have the courage and intelligence to do that? I’m not sure. Many politicians today are still afraid of the dog lobby.

But there is hope. Back in the 20th century, many politicians were afraid of the tobacco industry. But most politicians eventually came to their senses.

Perhaps soon, the authorities will come to their senses, to take action against the dog industry.

Robert Lee

Saanich