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    I dont really see the difference between kids and dogs to be honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetboy View Post
    Of course there are shocking parents and shocking children- but banning as a blanket rule? its quite offensive.
    I don't think anybody here is seriously suggesting to ban kids from restaurants. My point was that having grown up in a city where (other people's) dogs were a very normal part of every days life I still find it sometimes a bit difficult to adjust.

    I'm becoming a bit more aware now. But still, quite often I just don't realise that stuff, I take for granted, could be a problem. It would have never even occured to me to ask the owner of my favourite cafe whether my dog can sit under the table (I'm still trying to get over the fact that I can't take my dog on the bus)

    Some things are just so absorbed by you that you never question them. Banning dogs from outside cafes is in my world about as absurd as banning kids from cafes Even IF someone in the cafe doesn't like dogs. Honestly... that's life. Deal with it. I don't like screaming kids either but I still don't want to ban them.
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    I think dogs are different because they aren't human. They have no real reason to be at that cafe, it's an establishment for humans to have food and drink.

    If it shouldn't be an issue, all dogs should be allowed in cafes, then where is the line? Cats, birds, snakes, mice, rabbits, iguanas? Does that mean any legal pet is allowed?

    Margoo, in Victoria you're allowed to take animals on the train and bus now, they're just meant to be in a carrier. Not sure what the rule is if you own a dog that weighs anything more that 15kg though and can't be carried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jucealala View Post
    I think dogs are different because they aren't human. They have no real reason to be at that cafe, it's an establishment for humans to have food and drink.
    Funny, us Humans dont really think about animal establishments for eating and drinking when we demolish habitats so we can build more cafes etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jucealala View Post
    If it shouldn't be an issue, all dogs should be allowed in cafes, then where is the line? Cats, birds, snakes, mice, rabbits, iguanas? Does that mean any legal pet is allowed?
    Well, as I said, where I grew up there was no general ban for dogs in restaurants/cafes etc. It was up to the owner to decide and most of them had no problem. Funnily enough while dogs in in restaurants are a common sight there... I have never seen any snakes/mice/rabbits/iguanas/

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    well angelanbatty yes you are allowed to have your opinion on children in restaurants, that is true, why should i not be allowed to have my opinion on your opinion? bit of a case of double standards there. Like i said children need to be managed by their parents in such a way that they dont disrupt the peace of the other patrons. if this is not honoured, the restaurant cafe owners by all means should ask them to leave. but to ban them??? i think this is disgraceful.

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    I think if you take a dog to a cafe (or anywhere else) it shouldn't be allowed to jump and slobber on anyone. That's completely unacceptable - same as if the people at the next table did it to you. Personally i don't like it when they do it to each other (couples - get a room).

    I've seen the occasional pirate parrot or rat touring town. And I once saw a guy taking a cat for a walk in a dog off lead area. Fortunately my dog did not see it.

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    If I go within 20 yards of a cat I turn into a hideous lumpy sneezing creature, some people are the same with dogs... does that mean only "allergy friendly" dogs should be allowed at cafes?

    Then there's always "waiter, waiter, there's a hair in my soup!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerriek_99 View Post
    Anne, its very easy to pick a non child place to eat, just pick the one with horrendous prices and no high chairs. We do that when we go for a 'romantic' night out.
    So, therefore, I personally should be restricted on where I go? ie I should only go to restaurant with 'horrendous prices' ? You don't think there is some inequity there?
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    anne i am beginning to think that your purely dont like being near ANY child. whether well behaved or not. not once have you agreed that they should be managed by parents as to not disturb others or be asked to leave. You just keep saying or implying that you dont want them around at all!

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