ZCeriani wrote:I hate to be the one to break this to you, but the mountains were not placed there for human enjoyment. As a matter of fact, Mountaineering is not a natural recreational activity for humans. If it were, we'd be born with camelbacks and gortex. We wouldn't suffer from things like altitude sickness and pulmonary edema. So before you go condemning dogs and dog owners, realize that you have as little business up there as a dog might.
If you feel that way, what are you doing up there?
Break on! I love righteousness. It is so... so human.
Tread lightly into your rush to judgment. You know me not.
There was no condemnation in my opinion. It was my answer to the question.
To be absolutely clear, it is not my displeasure at seeing dogs up there, it is my empathy for the dog that drives my opinion.
Have seen many of them beat, hurt and dog tired all because they were loyally following their owner.
I am fully connected with the theme of man's best friend. I wore the badge of dog owner proudly for over 10 years before sadly having to put my Tolly girl down and bury her. I cried like a baby.
I surmise by your kids analogy, you have none. I raised 2. Your description may describe toddlers, but not much else. Well, maybe some adults...
lanternerouge08 wrote:Humans cause FAR more damage to the mountains than dogs ever will. Maybe we should ban humans?
The answer is it depends. Thee are so many choices to be made when you consider banning humans.
gatorchick wrote:Sorry, I have tried to stay out of this argument, but this comment was assinine
Hi, nice to meet you, too. Don't be sorry. Opinions generating opinions. Fact: dogs go where their owners go. Fact: I have seen plenty of unhappy dogs on the 14'ers. Fact: I said many, not majority. (Pull our your dictionary and study the definitions. I tend to be careful in the choosing of my words.) I am happy for you and your dog. By the way, assinine is actually spelled asinine. Thought you should know. Unless you did it on purpose to convey a subtle message.
Inky6900 wrote:Banning dogs is not the answer. Banning dogs only makes a significant change while making no real positive moment towards the actual issue - peak preservation.