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Domestic animal ban in effect for P.E.I National Park beaches

Parks Canada has put in effect its ban of domestic animals on Prince Edward Island National Park Beaches.

Animal ban includes dog, cats and horses

A regulation banning dogs, cats and horses from National Parks beaches will be enforced by Parks Canada staff. The ban remains in effect until Oct. 15. (CBC)

Parks Canada has put in effect its ban of domestic animals on Prince Edward Island National Park Beaches. 

The ban applies to dogs, cats and horses and remains in effect until Oct. 15. 

Parks Canada officials said in a release the presence of dogs on beaches can disrupt wildlife, including the breeding activity of the Piping Plover, which is an endangered species.

Parks Canada's Kim Gamble says dogs on beaches can damage plants and disturb nesting areas. (CBC)

Visitors who ignore the regulation could receive a fine of $125.   

Parks Canada said dogs are permitted in all other outdoor areas of the park, but pets must be on a leash at all times and owners are required to clean up after their pet.

With files from Angela Walker

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