The capital city of Prague is preparing a decree, the aim of which will be to ban the free movement of dogs without a leash on an otherwise green area in the metropolis. It is supposed to be a prevention, which should have problematic situations, such as attacking a child on Petřín in early April. Tom Information Server Message List.
“A person accompanying a dog in public greenery is obliged to lead the dog on a leash. The dog must be guided on a leash in such a way that the leash does not impede the movement of other users of public greenery. Free movement of dogs without a leash is allowed only on areas reserved for this purpose by the owner of public greenery, “states the proposal.
“I Due to the recent attack of a child by a dog in a park on Petřín with serious consequences and other similar incidents, a solution was chosen that dogs will have to be kept on a leash in public greenery,” says the authors in the explanatory memorandum available.
The new proposal is to be found in “generally binding decrees on the protection of public greenery.”
According to the new version of the decree, dogs should be explicitly tied to a leash. “In the case of the ban on free movement of dogs, there has been uncertainty as to whether a dog must be kept on a leash, whether it can be kept free at the feet of an accompanying person or whether it can move further away from that person if it is fully controllable by command, “They remind the authors of the proposal.
According to the strict interpretation of the current measure, the restrictions already apply, but these are only “public greenery”, which means a specific list of areas and land owned by the city. In addition, some areas are managed as “arable land” or other areas, such as the Central Park in Chodov, where dogs can run free.
The new draft decree stipulates that any part of the green areas on the capital’s land, ie including green areas in housing estates, various meadows and fields, roads between them or orchards, will be considered ‘public greenery’.
Following comments from magistrates, the proposal must be discussed by the city council and finally approved by the entire council. According to SZ, it is expected to take effect on October 1 this year, but environmental councilor Petr Hlubuček claims that it will not happen so quickly. “This decree is still in the comment procedure, the received comments are settled. He will not be at the council in September, “Hlubuček told SZ.