Friday, March 30, 2007

No dog runs in Manhattan, either

According to "Notice of Adoption of an Amendment to Article 161 of the New York City Health Code" the argument for off-leash areas stems from this:

"[Department of Parks and Recreation] has informed the [Department of Health] that this policy was implemented at the request of dog owners who had no alternative place to exercise their dogs."

Why the demand for off-leash in Central Park? I guess when you bring your dog to an enclosed dog run you actually have to watch it AND clean up after it.

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