with him and kick the goats out. Not me, I like the goats, I like the
happy goats jumping around on the hillsides.
Dan Shapero wants to kick out the dog park, and bring in the
skateboarders from all over South County instead. Bad trade -- the
dog park is a precious resource for our canine friends.
Message for busybodies Jihn and Shapero: Leave our critters alone,
and go away!
a dense issue
[The following was sent in response to the Coastline Pilot's April
29 question, "Should grazing goats continue to be used to reduce
wildfire danger in the city?"]
I don't think so. I've seen men in white suits with containers of
chemicals on their back spraying invasive plants in the hills above
Laguna. These plants thrive since the native chaparral was destroyed.
Some of the effects of the destruction of the chaparral is the
loss of habitat of the gnatcatcher, and other animals. We experienced
an invasion of rats in our garden after the chaparral was gone.
The poisons that are sprayed on the invasive species, like the
wild artichoke, just to name one, wash into the ocean. Additionally,
opening up the area to dog walkers gave them carte blanche to let the
dogs do whatever they want to do, wherever they want to do it. The
number of dog owners who keep their dogs leashed and clean up after
them is small. Apparently the dog owners cannot read the signs which
clearly state that dogs must be leashed and their feces must be
picked up by the owner.