Several French municipalities are taking security measures to regulate dog breeders.

More than one commune in Île-de-France has issued orders to regulate dog walkers, in particular by limiting the number of dogs allowed to walk in forested areas. According to interested city halls, this will be a source of trouble both for the people who frequent these places and for the fauna.

Rueil-Malmaison, meudon, Clamart, Chaville… These communes of the Hauts-de-Seine are among those who have decided to act in the face of problems related to dogs being walked in too many dogs, reports France 3 Paris Ile-de-France.

IT HAS Rueil-Malmaisonfor example, a city ordinance in force since March 16 prohibits walking more than 4 dogs at a time from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the following places: forest Saint Kukufapark them. Banks of the Seinenatural space Gallicourt and plain Closo. Failure to comply with this measure is subject to a fine of 35 euros.

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The decision is motivated by numerous complaints from residents, including dog owners, according to the City Hall website. “Increase in the number of dog packs in St. Cookouf Forest affecting the safety and tranquility of walkers, bikers and walkers, and local wildlife. it is mentioned there.

Professional dog walkers get offended and also ask themselves to regulate their activities. In their opinion, the profession is not sufficiently supervised and ” this is indeed a problem, as there were suddenly many excesses that led to these decrees. “, can we read by discovering the petition they launched on the platform My opinions.

IT HAS meudon, the municipality reacted quite a while ago, since in December 2015 a decree was issued limiting the number of dogs per walker to 4 dates. The city is also preparing to start a pilot process with the ONF (National Forestry Administration) which will consist of allocating a piece of land in the forest to dog breeders. Thus, professional walkers who have received prior permission will be able to carry out their activities there and will not have the right to do so anywhere else in this forest. They will also have to pay a fee to be able to use this space.

Actions harmful to pedestrians and the environment

A fee that is already applied in other Parisian green areas such as the Bois de boulogne And one of Vincennes.

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Michelle Bealdirector of the ONF of the Île-de-France/West agency, indicates that the Office received ” many complaints and what he’s going to to regulate and direct so that we no longer have this practice all the time, at any time, everywhere in the forest. “. According to the manager, it’s time to end the protracted pack walks, as the situation ” causes discomfort to the pedestrian “. Also probably harm the environment, especially during this time of spring when birds nest and mammals are born. “, adds Mr. Beal.

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