In the run-up to Galway’s 2020 stint as European Capital of Culture, it seems as though they’re keeping people on a tight leash, with talk last month of banning kickabout soccer and dogs being off leashes in any of the city’s 36 parks.
Now it would seem they’re trying bring some more of the city’s hounds to heel.
The Dog Academy Galway writes:
This is an emotional plea from all of (our) staff and dogs to dog owners everywhere. Galway City Council has proposed bylaws which forbid all restricted breeds from being in public (whether or not they are on lead). This means that all of these beautiful dogs, and many more of their kind will be imprisoned in their houses and gardens and it will be illegal for them to go on walks. Please have your feelings on this matter heard by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Ruff guesses, anyone?