owner of guide dog Nisha is calling for all restaurants and pubs to
stop breaking the law.
enjoying a meal at her local McDonalds on Sunday Jenny spoke of
a totally different experience that took place in a KFC in Coventry
going in and getting ready to order, I was approached
by a staff member and asked to leave because I had my guide dog
Nisha with me".
the staff member would not take any notice of anything I said and
after a lengthy discussion I was forced to leave".
so upset I actually burst into tears. It was
This is precisely
the problem the "Access for All"
campaign run by Guide
Dogs for the Blind is trying to highlight during Guide Dog
Week. It is illegal to not serve a person because of their guide
or helping dog.
restaurant manager of the McDonalds where Jenny was receiving a
service, said "whilst we do not allow dogs we always allow
guide dog because not only would it be against the law, blind people
need to eat too".
Jenny has since
received an apology from KFC but has decided that she much prefers
McDonalds at present.
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