Date: Jun 06, 2015
By: Staff writer, with CNA
7-Eleven, the nation’s biggest convenience store chain, on Thursday said the manager
of a store in Changhua County meant no offense when he insisted on barring two guide dogs from entry out of sanitary concerns.
The manager had overreacted, but meant no harm, the chain said.
The manager requested that the two dogs stay outside the store because customers had complained about allowing dogs in, the chain said.
The company promised to better train store personnel and said that it welcomed guide dogs into its convenience stores.
The statement came after a guide dog trainer surnamed Lai (賴) wrote on Facebook about his encounter on Wednesday, saying that the manager asked him to remove the two guide dogs he had brought into a 7-Eleven in Changhua on Tuesday. [FULL STORY][