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You are more likely to get a disease from someone's child groping the fruit than someone's leashed dog. Get a grip, people. It's just a dog.
THIS IS AMAZING! Preach tolerance people.
While I agree that a properly leashed and controlled animal can make the Farmer's Market experience more enjoyable, there are those that spoil it for all.
I agree sourpuss. Let's ban all children too!!!
More likely to catch a disease from some toddler that grabs you, touches all the produce, or coughs in your face than from a dog. Count me in on the child ban - makes more sense than a dog ban.
I'd take a dog over some screeching sneezing coughing 2 year old anyday.
Now come on...... who wants to carry around a dead dog?
Pets with shoppers, yes.
Live edibles, no.
Hoppin' hasenpfeffer, Batman! It's live bunnies for brunch!
ban only wolfdogs.
Ban all live animals, humans included.
Keep the Farmers' Market the vegetative, zombie affair it was meant to be.
Dogs are filthy animals. I watched my neighbor's dog take a dump, turn around and eat it. Then the five-year-old girl came out to play and the dog licked her all over the face. Why do you think dogs are banned in restaurants?
Possibly the original intent of the poll was to inquire about LIVE animals for SALE! If it was a poll about pets or about dogs - leashed or otherwise - don't you think they would have asked more specifically?
Many, if not most, farmers' markets sell live chickens, rabbits, and other small rarm-raised critters. Perhaps this helps? Or do you want to go on dissin' doggies?
BorderRuffian, it is a poll asking about banning dogs. Here is the LJWorld posting that this poll stems from.
And this, BorderRuffian, Parrysmom, and other dear readers, is why you should never believe the polls cited on television. They're inherently fallible, just like this poorly worded poll. And TV stations rarely give us the evidence (how specifically questions were worded, the source of polled persons, etc.) to judge just HOW fallible they are. Be skeptical of poll results!
Well, clearly it is confusing, in terms of the meaning of the wording.
As far as dogs being dirty, they are. But they don't tend to lick the produce, whereas kids do touch all sorts of stuff, including that poo-eating dog. Also, I find people tend to keep better control of their dogs than their kids.
Ban all dogs and sourpusses.
On a serious and sad note Horace who had great watermelon has passed away. He will be missed at the market.
they're not allowed in grocery stores so i would think at a farmers market they shouldn't be there... especially if there have been incidences of unruley dogs.
I voted "yes" to the ban. I have a dog and it gets too crowded for her, everyone loves to pet her and people stop and block others from getting around while they pet her. She also sometimes gets into barking matches with a new dog friend. It's just better to leave her home while I'm there.
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