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The beaches of Maui are a big part of why we live here, right? I used to think so, but lately I’ve noticed that at Baldwin Beach in Paia there are almost more dogs than people. Most are off leash and drop enough land mines to keep an invasion force at bay. A few owners pick up after their dogs, but just kick a little sand over the crap so that unsuspecting beachgoers can step in it. And a lot of folks just leave it there. I’m a dog lover, but am I crazy to think that our beaches should be dogpile free? Imagine if someone squatted and left their pile on the beach. They would be arrested, and rightfully so! So why should we tolerate the same from dog owners? Dogpiles ruin our beach experience. I hate to say it, but I don’t think we should have dogs on our beaches at all. Why not set up a dog park somewhere far away from bare-footed beachgoers?