The majority of people agree with introducing more dog exclusion areas across North Lincolnshire, according to a poll conducted this week.So...this poll surveyed ALL the people in North Lincolnshire?
No. Of course not. It didn't even survey all the dog-owners!
This website asked people whether they agreed that the number of dog exclusion areas should be extended by North Lincolnshire Council. 61 per cent voted Yes, with 39 per cent saying No - with 325 people taking part in our poll.Completely statistically insignificant, then? But it'll be used to guide further restrictions, I bet:
There are 23 additional exclusion areas proposed for around the region, adding to 84 which are already in place.Ouch!
Council officials say the areas will keep irresponsible dog owners in line with the majority of responsible dog owners.Ummmm..... what?!
Nigel Sherwood, cabinet member for highways and neighbourhoods at the council, said the exclusion areas should stop offending.
He said: "We recognise the majority of dog owners in North Lincolnshire are responsible and take care of their animals.
"However, for the few irresponsible dog owners, the new exclusion areas should deter them from offending. "No they won't. No you don't. No it won't.