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Jogging Banned From Baskett Slough Wildlife Refuge

NPR
Monday, April 22, 2013

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According to the Statesman Journal, signs at the refuge in Oregon say no dogs, horseback riding or jogging are permitted. Wildlife officials warn that running people can stress out the animals and might even interfere with breeding.

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep.

Running can be good for you but apparently, is bad for animals. People who like to run through the Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge were stunned by a new sign. According to the Statesman Journal, the signs at a trailhead there say: No Dogs, Horseback Riding and No Jogging. Hiking is apparently fine. Wildlife officials warn that running people can stress out the animals, and might even interfere with their breeding.

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