Being a mum of kids of both kinds – furry and non furry – I have always found litter to be a sore issue of mine. Like you, I’m sure, I want to keep this earth intact for future generations.
In the past, going to the park on a Saturday morning was a nightmare with my Golden Retriever. By the time we reached the designated area he had already hoovered up several takeaways discarded on the pavement.
This carried on even in the park as his mind was set on searching for food rather than running around meeting other dogs and doing his business.
Summer holidays always spoiled our favourite outdoor places with litter of all kinds.
However, I noticed a new trend.
While the general food rubbish subsided slightly, used doggy poop bags seemed to appear in the most peculiar places.
Hanging off trees and bushes, thrown into corners at beauty spots.
What is this all about? Is someone coming to collect them?
According to the media it is becoming a great nationwide problem and has even been discussed in the House of Commons.
So, what is the cause of this root of evil? Not enough dog bins?
Dog bins are actually being phased out as councils cannot afford the collections any longer. In some cases it’s costing our councils £30,000 p.a. and more!
Dog owners are actually encouraged nowadays to dispose of their dog’s poop in normal bins. No problem if the dog bins are replaced by enough general litter bins. These are easier to find and more often emptied, aren’t they?
Anyhow, what did they do with the dog waste before? Recycled it? No, they incinerated it and that is expensive – and not so good for our council taxes – nor if someone else has to pick up our rubbish either.
Some councils even urge dog owners NOT to pick up the pet poop but use the stick to flick action.
What do you think should be done? Should we have more bins? Pay higher council taxes?
Doggy doo-doo bags hanging around our nature is just wrong.
If we would replace these with human waste, used nappies or worse, everyone would be up in arms.
Leaving used poop-bags lying or hanging around is dangerous. Several horses had to be put down this year. Being attracted to the grains and ingredients of some dog waste. They mistook it for food and blocked their intestines with the plastic bags.
Who knows how many wild animals die so cruelly without us ever knowing.
Green Peace recently published photos of whales dying from swallowing plastic. This is very much the same, isn’t it? So, what to do? We, here at Frank and Jellys can only advise to do the same thing as we used to do with our poop or doo-doo bags, bag them, take them home and bin them.
This is the safest option for any living organism.
Frank and Jellys recommend the Biodegradable bags and a poop-bag holder which are the only sensible option if we all want to enjoy our beautiful countryside. Hilly or flat, covered with mountains and flowers or the wide blue sea.
If you have any other suggestions, please let us know. We like to widen our horizon.
Looking forward hearing from you .
Paws of Love,
Sarah (fur mum to Frank) xo
P.S. Are you in the Frank and Jellys ‘Doggy Detectives’ Facebook group? It’s a place where fur mums and dads go to make friends, test doggy products and share stories on best products. PLUS we always share tips and tricks as well as offering advice and sharing experiences when one of our furry friends is not well or not behaving! It’s great fun and it’s absolutely FREE to join! Come join the fun HERE xo.
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