From the Toronto Sun: Dog owners in the Bathurst St.-Eglinton Ave. W. area are shocked following the discovery of beef tongue pierced with long spikes in a ravine used frequently by people who walk their canines.
Dorothy McKeown and a friend were walking their dogs on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. in the Cedarvale Ravine when her friend’s dog Lola — a lab-sheppard mix — started chewing on what looked like a piece of meat.
I heard on the radio this morning that there has been a long-standing dispute between dog owners and dog haters in this area. What’s going on here? Is this some kind of sicko freak trying to hurt dogs? It wouldn’t be the first time. I recall late last winter some asshole added anti-freeze to the water containers in the High Park leash-free area, and prior to that, some psycho-moron seeded another park with poisoned weiners.
Look, I know that some people oppose leash-free zones. We have a political process around it. There is an application process and there are public meetings and everyone can have their say. Get involved. Talk to your local Councillor and express your views. This is a municipal election year. Vote for the politician who supports your views. When I was at the public meeting around the application for a leash-free area at our local water filtration plant next to Sam Smith Park, only a very very small minority of attendees spoke out against the proposal, and so we now have a rudimentary leash-free area. If you don’t like it, stay away. Just don’t go there. If you’re getting strange urges to hurt something, see your doctor. Leave our dogs alone please.
I hope they find the idiot who planted the spiked tongue soon. Meanwhile, dog owners, be careful out there.