Amsterdam: Public Sex Fine
Posted on: 2008-03-14 02:05:24
...roaming dogs not
Amsterdam officials worried about peeing dogs have banned unleashed pooches from one of the city's most famous parks - while legalising public sex.
Councillors reportedly gave the green light to heterosexual and gay trysts in the Vondelpark, which has a whopping 10 million visitors a year.
But at the same time they pledged to get tough on dog owners who dare let their pets roam the park unleashed.
One dog owner told Ananova.com: "As long as the park has existed, we've been allowed to let our dogs run freely. It's outrageous that we will be punished from now on but public sex won't."
A spokesman for the council which runs the southern part of Amsterdam added: "When the dogs are not kept on a leash they pee on whatever they see and they cause a lot of nuisance for other visitors."
Public sex will be allowed in the park from September.