YOUR SAY: Dog poo ignorance is pretty crappy

A Daily reader is fired up that dog walkers continue to fail to pick up their poo.
A Daily reader is fired up that dog walkers continue to fail to pick up their poo. Iain Curry

READER COMMENT: I LEAVE my house early in the morning and am constantly amazed seeing dog owners walking their pets to poo anywhere on a public street.

I wonder why these arrogant and ignorant people think that, because they do not want the poo on their own premises, it is perfectly all right to dump it on some innocent neighbour's pathway or on a public nature strip.  

While a lot of conscientious dog owners carry a plastic bag to pick up the offending poo, it is rare to see a man walking a dog and carrying a plastic bag. 

 Just today, I saw a man with a very large dog, allowing it just to squat on the pathway to a house and then calmly walk off, leaving the mess.

Unfortunately, there are no signs on suburban streets deterring such actions, with nothing to indicate that it is a fineable offence to leave pet excrement on public footpaths and walkways.   

Look at some of the lovely local beachside parks where children should be able to play, free of the concern of stepping in a pile of dog poo.  

There is dried mess everywhere.  

It should be a law that anyone caught walking a dog and not carrying a plastic bag to pick up the pet's poo is fined. Irresponsible dog owners should have to answer for their actions.   

P.H. Buderim  





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