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Pooches divide Chronicle readers

DEPENDING on your point of view, dogs are either a loving, loyal member of the family - or an annoying health and safety hazard.

Debate erupted on the Fraser Coast Chronicle's Facebook page after a reader asked the question: "Am I the only one that thinks it's a good idea if dogs are banned at the Maryborough Thursday markets?"

Pet refuge volunteer Blair Harris disagreed, saying many of the refuge's unwanted dogs had found new homes after walking them through the markets.

"They are on leash, well behaved and our walker has a doggie bag always," Blair said.

Some felt the presence of canines was unhygienic because of the many food stalls, while others questioned whether Queensland was becoming a 'nanny state', saying there were already too many restrictions on where their pets could go.

"I would rather not have dogs around especially when there are food vans at the markets," Brenda Harrison said.

While opinions were split, most agreed that as long as a dog was on a leash, well-behaved, and not too close to the food stalls, there was no problem. A spokesperson from Fraser Coast Opportunities said there were no restrictions placed on dogs being allowed at the Maryborough Markets or at other outdoor events staged by the organisation - as long as the animal is on a lead, does not pose a public nuisance, and the owner cleans up after the animal.

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