How can we stop parks from going to the dogs?

How can we stop parks from going to the dogs?
Article from Chicago Tribune:

In some perfect pet future to be engineered by genetic science, dogs will be vastly improved.

They’ll be so finely tuned, with cool intestinal upgrades, that they will never force their owners into the moral dilemma facing today’s dog owners:

Whether to pick up after their dog at the dog park or just ignore it, and walk briskly away while blaming the French bulldog.

Happily, dogs of the gleaming scientific future won’t cause such problems. For one thing, they’ll be engineered to obey.

And they’ll never break wind while you’re watching a light romantic comedy on TV with your wife, just at that exact moment when Julia Roberts says: “I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.”

Also, dogs of the future won’t look at you with sad, pleading eyes the moment you bite into a liver sausage sandwich with onions and horseradish pickles.

The best thing about dogs of the future is that they’ll never have to do their “business.”

Instead, if geneticists are worth anything, dogs will most likely emit lavender-scented soap bubbles. And owners will watch the bubbles float away, across the far horizon.

Unfortunately, as a dog lover and proud master of Zeus the Wonderdog, I’m confined to living in the present.

But so are Chicago politicians, like Ald. Ameya Pawar, 47th, who is lus…………………continues on Chicago Tribune
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Finally, Mutts Can Compete in Westminster Dog Show
Article from TIME:

Seth Wenig / AP

Levi, a rat terrier, touches noses with Joy L’Ecuyer during a news conference in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. The rat terrier is one of three new breeds that will be competing at the 138th Westminster Dog Show starting Feb. 10, 2014

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Pasadena man avoids additional jail time for killing girlfriend's dog
ANNAPOLIS – A Pasadena man who shot and killed his girlfriend's dog last summer avoided additional jail time Thursday when an Anne Arundel County Circuit Court judge sentenced him to time served. Clint Mowry, 34, pleaded guilty to reckless …

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