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Sparty Perhaps not surprisingly I don't agree - I think a week is perfectly reasonable - we'll just have to agree to disagree on that one. You've raised an interesting point though. I suspect part of the reason there's been a bit of a backlash against this petition is that a large proportion of animal owners are just as selfish and irresponsible as people who let off fireworks at 3am - and it's all year round. There's dog poo all over the place, cats are allowed to roam around other peoples property frightening wildlife regardless of whether they're welcome or not, dogs charge around places they're supposed to be on leads and people who are scared of them are just fobbed off with "it's OK he's friendly." Although not every owner is so selfish/irresponsible I think there's a bit of a sense in the wider community that the animal fraternity should get their own house in order before accusing others of being antisocial.