Pooches and plastic | AspenTimes.com

Pooches and plastic

Dogs and plastic ” online readers of The Aspen Times debated both last week in response to, first, a proposal to formally allow unleased dogs on Smuggler Mountain Road, and second, a campaign to promote the use of cloth bags over plastic ones at Aspen’s grocery stores.

Some readers even connected the two issues, contending they want the plastic grocery bags to pick up after their dogs.

The Aspen Times online poll (it remains on our website through today) asked readers if Smuggler is the appropriate spot to let dogs run loose. Plenty of readers voted and several took time to comment.

Said one:

But another offered a different viewpoint. An excerpt:

A May 29 letter to the editor (“Dogs gone wild”) opposing the Smuggler experiment also generated comment, including this observation:

The plastic bag issue elicited strong opinions, including this one, in response to letter to the editor advocating reusable bags:

Said another:

But there was also this:

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