May Day saw the widespread introduction of dog bans on beaches across the UK.
This is paradoxical in the light, not only of the hugely increase in the number of dog owners in there last two years, but the realisation of many businesses seeking recovery from two years of lockdown restrictions, that encouraging dog owners makes good financial sense. Because Brexit resulted in changes to the Pet Passport Scheme, it is now harder to travel abroad with dogs, cats and ferrets which may deter there casual traveller (as might the continuing problems with air, rail and ferries).
The stated aim is to provide people with the opportunity to avoid dogs.
What a pity the same cannot be effected for children.