Major civil rights victory: Quebec will now allow residents to walk their dogs at night so long as they remain within one kilometer of their homes!
· Jan 5, 2022 ·

Sure, after two years of this, we've all come to submissively accept the proposition that literally everything in the whole world—every civil right, every pleasure or pastime, every economic opportunity, everything—must come second to stopping the spread of coronavirus.

Still, it's nice to see a smashing, far-reaching victory like that recently won by dog owners in Quebec:

...Quebec [has] updated its list of curfew exemptions to allow dog walking during hours when residents are otherwise expected to remain indoors.

The province said that between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., the hours covered by the most recent curfew imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19, Quebecers can take their dogs out within a radius of no more than one kilometre from their permanent or temporary residence.

The new exemption, updated Sunday on a government portal, came in response to backlash from pet owners denouncing the lack of provision for dog walking when the curfew first took effect Dec. 31.

It's a truly moving and momentous thing to see—people risking everything they have to rise up and fight for [checks notes] a narrowly-tailored, dog-centric, stringent exception to a broad-based violation of civil liberties.

These people are standing on the shoulders of civil rights giants, and you can bet they know it.

Congratulations, brave dog walkers of Quebec! You have earned this once-in-a-generation victory!

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