Posters of a toddler eating dog poo make dog owners clean up their act
Six-foot high posters of a toddler eating dog mess have been credited for encouraging dog owners to scoop their pet's poop in the seaside town of Torbay, Devon.The controversial posters feature an image of a child eating what appears to be dog muck that she's found in a playground with the slogan: "Children will put anything in their mouths." They also warn there is a £75 fine for not cleaning up their pet's mess.Since the posters were put up in local bus shelters at the end of April dog mess on the streets has fallen by more than half, from 400 reported incidents in April to 185 in June."Dog poo on our streets, parks and beaches looks bad, smells bad, and is offensive to local people and visitors," says local councillor, Dave Butt. "The poster was rather unpleasant, but helped drive the message home very forcibly."
Gross-but it hasn't got the message through to everyone. Glad it has had impact but as a dog owner before a mum-I hate other dog owners who give us good canine owners a bad name,I've always cleared up after my dog,you shouldn't own a dog if you don't-simple as.
Only £75 as a fine-should increase that. I think if punishment for failure to comply were harsher,the message may get through quicker.
That always works,hitting people in the pocket.
I am pleased to say that I regularly give abuse to the lazy dog owners who live by me!!!!!!!!
I'm glad it's got through to people,but there will always be people who don't care.I doubt if the law is ever enforced.I've lost count of the times I've seen dogs do their business on the pavement and the owner just says oh I don't have a bag.I think if you walk your dog you have to expect them to do it.What's so difficult in carrying a couple of bags in your pocket and clearing up.
There was a guy walking his dog opposite the school just at home time,and when it did its business the owner tried to walk off.All the kids coming out of school saw and theywere all going pooo and pointing,and you could see he was embarassed.You know what kids are like with poo,they were all joining in.In the end a lady gave him a bag and he was shamed in to clearing it up.
Wish I was that brave,probably get a mouthful of abuse 9 times out of ten
Yeah Jo you do,cannot post what my reply is to the sad arse excuses I get back-I follow them giving them more-I really don't care,end of day if they turn nasty-I'll let the bleeding dog off lead and see how they react!!!!!
Good for the kids who shamed the lazy arse by school!!!!!!
I always have nappy sacks carrier bags stuffed in my pockets or bags!!! Tom is head of poo police-everytime he sees dog mess he shouts naughty people leaving poo!!!! Good boy!
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