Not to beat a dead dog, but while conversing about this surprisingly contentious issue (here, and here) on Facebook with the ever-thoughtful and provocative Lianne Best (Ethics Alarms congratulations go to Lianne for being honored by NARAL as an Outstanding Advocate For Choice), I realized that I should have posed one more hypothetical for the enthusiastic child-leashers to chew on, to wit:
“Have you ever seen anyone in public with both a kid and a dog on leashes simultaneously?”
Would you do that? And if you wouldn’t, why would having a child on a leash without the dog be any better?
To which Lianne countered with an even better hypothetical:
“How about a parent walking in public with the child on a leash but the dog walking along without one?”
Spark: Lianne Best
Graphic: Baby Cottage Gifts