I do see your point but to be honest... I think we probably should! Or at the very least wear something reflective.
Really?! I suppose it makes life easier for us as cyclists so from a purely selfish point of view I could agree. Unfortunately, morally I cannot, it's far more up to me to avoid hitting them than it is for them to avoid me hitting them, and forcing them to take impractical measures to make my life easier isn't something I would countenance.
Quite a few peds on my route carry torches at this time of year and will shine them at their dogs as I cycle towards them. Some even have flashy/hiviz collars on their dogs. That is immensely helpful of them and always gets a hearty "Thanks" from me.
Yep, I agree with all this. I cycle along canal towpaths and seeing folk allows me to cycle faster and avoid potential collisions. However, I'd never wish them to be forced to be lit/wear bright clothing just for my/other cyclists benefit. The prinicple is all wrong!