JEREMY Vine viewers have clashed on social media over a debate over allowing dogs in restaurants.
Britain is affectionately known as a nation of dog lovers, and many of us go the extra mile to make our four-legged friends part of the family.
A debate over allowing dogs in restaurants has taken a vicious turn[/caption]
The official Jeremy Vine Show Twitter account posed the question to fans[/caption]
But at what point do we draw the line and argue that certain places, including restaurants, are really just for people and not for pets?
Taking to Twitter on Friday morning, Jeremy Vine’s official account posed this exact question to his followers – but things quickly took a vicious turn.
Speaking to its 154,000 followers on the platform, fans of the show were asked, “Should we let dogs into all restaurants? And all the pubs, cafes and malls for that matter?
“More than a quarter of us warrant a dog, so is it time to let man’s best friend follow us wherever we go?”
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However, instead of turning into a civilized debate, dog owners and, presumably, those who have cats, were locked in a deep keyboard fight with each other.
Responding to the thread, one person exclaimed, “Yes! I don’t understand why they are not allowed in some places.
“Have you seen the state of some toilets in pubs, cafes and restaurants? Dogs are cleaner than some people!
In a defiant response, another user said, “Not only am I allergic to dogs, but I get extremely nervous around them. Surely it depends on the individual business owner?
“Absolutely fine if you want to allow dogs – I just won’t go. I will, however, go to restaurants where dogs are not allowed.
Echoing their comments, someone else said, “No. Although I love dogs, many of us suffer from extreme allergies and others are afraid of them. »
In the UK, there is currently no explicit law prohibiting dogs from entering an establishment.
This is, however, as long as they do not enter where the food is prepared and cooked.
It is a business to business policy and the decision is made at the request of the owner.
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