Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Canada Post Bans Dog Treats

Jane Seyd of the North Shore News reports, "Some pampered pooches on the North Shore could be going into dog biscuit withdrawal this week after Canada Post banned its letter carriers nation-wide from handing out dog treats on their routes."

Lillian Au, spokesperson for Canada Post, is quoted as saying the postal corporation decided to ban dog biscuits because the cookies can contribute to making the dogs aggressive.

Au went on to say the dog biscuit ban is intended to break the "give a dog a treat cycle" being perpetuated by some carriers that results in dogs expecting treats from their postal carrier -- then getting "snarly" if they don't get one.

Apparently the postal carriers themselves are split on the issue of whether giving out dog treats is a good or bad thing. No comment from the dogs.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM