SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A San Francisco apartment dweller’s petition against a National Park Service plan to put further limitations on unleashed dogs in parks is gaining steam.
Matthew Murphy authored the petition titled “Keep Our Dogs Free: Don’t Ban Unleashed Dogs From Bay Area Parks” targeting National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis.READ MORE: Police Arrest Santa Rosa Man After Butane Explosion Rips Through Parking Lot
Murphy states in the petition that he lives in an apartment, “and like most people in the city,” doesn’t have yard space for his dog “Trooper” to play, making him dependent on their dog walker for exercise and bathroom breaks.READ MORE: Record Number Of Cargo Ships Waiting To Unload At Port Of Oakland May Delay Goods For Months
Murphy argues that further restrictions on dogs would increase the cost of dog walking services.
According to the petition, the park service’s plan would ban unleashed dogs in all but seven places in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, “a tiny fraction of the 80,000-acre federal park.”MORE NEWS: Eye On Earth: Battle Lines Set Over Proposal To Drill For Natural Gas in Suisun Marsh
The petition had gathered more than 40,000 signatures as of Tuesday afternoon.