I AM totally against allowing dogs on beaches ( C-M, Oct 10), whether on a leash or not.
Children play on beaches with buckets and spades making sand castles.
Dogs on beaches run into the water and, invariably, defecate in a disgustingly runny manner, and their owners would need a shovel and a garbage bag to pick up their droppings.
Most will either ignore it or cover it up, and children will come along afterwards and build a sand castle full of revolting, germ-infected doggie doo-doo.
Whoever came up with this stupid idea must have never seen a dog on the beach. Gerry White, New Farm