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Reader's view: Off-leash dogs a dangerous practice

"Rose Petal just chased her first bear!" That was how the News Tribune's Sam Cook approvingly quoted a dog owner whose off-leash yellow lab presumably has commenced a long career of chasing wildlife in one of the largest remaining habitats within...

"Rose Petal just chased her first bear!" That was how the News Tribune's Sam Cook approvingly quoted a dog owner whose off-leash yellow lab presumably has commenced a long career of chasing wildlife in one of the largest remaining habitats within Duluth city limits (Sam Cook column: "Duluth: Where the wild things are," May 11).

I sympathize with the bear. I, too, have been chased by off-leash dogs in Hartley on numerous occasions; and my small, on-leash dogs have been repeatedly attacked by them as well, maybe even by the beautifully named Rose Petal.

Cook's column condoned what is, in fact, a dangerous practice, one that violates the ethics of shared natural spaces.

Eve Browning

Duluth

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