Do dogs have a right to roam freely in ?
According to The New York Times, humans are having a hard time agreeing on the fate of their furry friends.
In October, the Aspetuck Land Trust — which owns the 1,009-acre open space parcel located in Weston and Easton — instituted the year-long ban on walking dogs through the park's trails without a leash. The trust said it would be conducting a study on the preserve's wildlife during that time and that dogs off-leash would disturb that effort. (Hunting is seasonally allowed on the preserve.)
Proponents of the policy argue that they've felt threatened by dogs roaming freely without owners in sight, while those against it say the policy's unreasonable and just makes Trout Brook Valley one less place that you can hike your dog off-leash.
"It just amazes me that in a town of 20 square miles there's essentially only 100 acres you're allowed to hike your dog off-leash," said Benjamin Hume, who writes the Patch column .
Where do you stand on the issue?