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Poo blighters

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:10
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The BBC has a piece about doggy folk who don’t quite get the point of bagging their mutt’s poo.

Dog walkers are being urged not to bag up their pet’s poo in the countryside – but to use a stick and flick it into the undergrowth instead.

Conservative MP Anne Main will advocate the method during a Westminster debate as a way of reducing the number of plastic bags blighting the countryside.

Mrs Main says better signage is needed at the entrance of parks and open spaces so dog owners know what to do.

She says poo-filled bags hanging from trees are a nationwide problem.

While out walking we see poo bags hanging in bushes by the path, but only heavily used paths and not enough to describe it as a nationwide problem. 

It is certainly a bizarre thing to do because dog poo in the countryside degrades quite quickly. Poo in plastic bags doesn’t. Slugs love it, but if it is bagged up and hanging in the bushes out of reach, what are they supposed to do? Starve? 

Many of these bags are probably biodegradable because we don’t see a steady accumulation of poo-festooned bushes. The slugs probably get their dinner eventually, but why make them wait?


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