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South African Park Managers Consider Banning Dogs from National Park

If you're a dog lover in South Africa, listen up! This article from IOL.ca.za says that you're in danger of losing your rights to take...

Joy  |  Sep 4th 2006


If you’re a dog lover in South Africa, listen up! This article from IOL.ca.za says that you’re in danger of losing your rights to take your furfriend into a national park.

Dog lovers fear walking ban

Helen Bamford

There are fears that dogs could soon be banned from large sections of the Table Mountain National Park in terms of a new conservation development framework that is out for public comment.

Park managers have said that while no unilateral decision would be taken, they are re-looking at the environmental management programme for dogs.

The proposed move has outraged dog walkers, many of whom walk with their pets for protection following a spate of attacks on the mountain.

Guns and knives have been used by criminals to attack tourists and locals, with a number of women being raped in recent years.

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