|A few years ago when I arrived
in this village alone from the distant west of this fair land, the scourge
of my then simple life comprising of work, pub, sleep and so on, was the
walk from home to the pub. Why was this simple task so painful?
The simple answer is Dog Poo (mind you it could possibly be cat/fox poo).
Where I originally came from there was a similar problem but not to the same
degree. We had Dog Poo, but the dogs/owners normally managed to lay it
on the edge of the pavement so that in the dead of night you did stand a
chance of missing it.|
But here in Essex we had to do it bigger and better. Our dogs/owners
wanted to lay their stuff where we could hardly miss it. Right in the
middle of the path. So in the way home from the pub in the dark,
squelch, your in it and if you didn't notice then, you would next morning
when its all over the carpet. It got so bad that several people I know
went out armed with search lights to light their way home.
An advertising campaign by the council and the
threat of video camera (
Wheatsheet online ) the problem reduced to an acceptable level.
You now regularly see dog owners with their Tesco-bags pooper
scooping. Well done. I almost believe its now become socially
unacceptable to allow your animal to litter the pavements.
But in the past few weeks its back. Right in the middle of the
path, not just a poodle size mess (how big is a poodle's mess?) but
half the path was obstructed.
Has the time come to resurrect the campaign, are
there a new generation of dog owners that don't carry a pooper scooper?
Do we need to start a Cop a Pooper
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This outbreak of dog poo got me thinking and as I was walking to pub one
weekend, lo before my eyes in the middle of the street was half a ton of
horse poo. (I believe it only becomes manure if you mix it with
You can guess my train of thought!
Do we need a Pooper Scooper campaign for horses. Is it more
socially acceptable for horse to litter our streets but not dogs? Do horses
need some sort of online pooper collector? I mean horse don't need to
stop to do their thing, the can do it on the fly.
Imagine this, there we are at Balaclava (the charge of the
light brigade) several hundred horses charging the Russian Guns. The
must have been as terrified as the Lancers. They must have been 'Shit
Scared' so the scene is set, these horses thundering down into the valley at
about 30 mph, letting loose their load on the fly. Where does it go,
straight into the face of the Lancer behind. How many of brave 600
that thundered into the Valley of Death that day were killed by flying horse
I doubt it if was recorded in the history books, but I digress the question
is should horses be allowed to do their stuff willy nilly on our streets or
should they be fitted with an automatic pooper collector?
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