To ban dogs from outdoor dining areas in Australia (with the exception of assistant dogs)
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Australian residents draws to the attention of the House that there are dog attack victims with PTSD and/or Cynophobia who are affected in everyday living and suffer anxiety attacks, stress, heart palpitations, chest pains and fear or anger.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a disability and Australian dog attack victims are being victimised.The Disabilities Discrimination Act protects you against discrimination in many areas of public life, including:
getting or using services – such as services provided by restaurants and shops
accessing public places – such as parks, restaurants, hotels or shopping centres.
The Act also protects if you are hassled, because of your disability, in getting or using services.
Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to change back the law to prevent dogs being allowed in outdoor dining areas (with the exception of assistance dogs), allowing reasonable everyday living choices and standards regarding health, safety and freedom of movement, freeing dog attack victims from further traumatisation, humiliation and embarrassment, respecting patrons' etiquette and hygiene standards, and protecting innocent patrons namely pregnant women, the elderly, infants and the immune-compromised who are most at risk of food poisoning and other diseases.
Food Standards Australia and New Zealand passed a code by a proposal P1018 which only had 97 submissions (majority was dog owners) out of approximately 10 million people in 5 states. A so-called risk assessment that was a literature scan done on self-gaining veterinarians overseas claim to be able to predict humans diagnoses. All dogs tested had Salmonella and E Coli but very few samples were taken. The samples were taken in Countries of freezing cold temperatures in order to pass this proposal. The pathogens that are micro-organisms that infect humans from a dog multiply rapidly in temperatures of 28 degrees and higher, the same temperatures as Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. This is why dogs were banned from outdoor dining areas in the first place. Food Standards Australia and New Zealand stated the most likely to be infected are pregnant women, the elderly, infants and the immune-compromised (those on medication, recent surgery and low immune systems). Food Standards Australia and New Zealand states that hygiene standards were to be maintained by the cafe/ restaurant but health authorities claim that in order to do that the customers must wash their hands after handling a dog. There are no hand washing basins on footpaths in Queensland. Restaurant and cafe owners are not erecting signs whether they allow dogs or not, leaving the customer in a predicament if a dog owner comes along with a dog whilst eating.
Dogs do not NEED to be in outdoor dining areas as they are not being exercised under the table.
But certain patrons NEED them not to be their whether it be hygiene or other health reasons.
The photo has a young woman feeding the dog then licking her fingers, and there is a human's glass of water on the ground for the dog to drink out of.
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