Author Topic: Dog owners?  (Read 1314 times)

Rob Goes Walking

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Re: Dog owners?
« Reply #45 on: 07:19:10, 03/05/19 »
I saw a report that in some areas of the USA authorities are performing DNA tests on dog excrement to identify offending parties.

I really hate dog mess and would support that here but some people might say the money would be better spent on schools or services for the disabled or homeless veterans, etc. Not me mind, I think leaving dogs mess should attract up to 6 months in prison. It should be treated on par with common assault, I'd rather get assaulted by a good deal of people (not someone "handy") than step in filthy dogs mess and have to clean it off my boots/trainers.

phil1960

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Re: Dog owners?
« Reply #46 on: 07:59:30, 03/05/19 »
Iím not sure about DNA testing dog poo, but I would certainly back stiffer fines for fouling. But prison and putting it on a par with assault? Iím sure someone will google an example or two to back up that argument  ::)  I donít have all the answers, but continued education on tv and the media, plus maybe income based fines may help.
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Rob Goes Walking

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Re: Dog owners?
« Reply #47 on: 08:13:46, 03/05/19 »
Iím not sure about DNA testing dog poo, but I would certainly back stiffer fines for fouling. But prison and putting it on a par with assault? Iím sure someone will google an example or two to back up that argument  ::)  I donít have all the answers, but continued education on tv and the media, plus maybe income based fines may help.

No Google here, not even sure what I could back it up with, it's just my opinion based on how much I hate stepping in dogs mess. It really ruins my day and it's a selfish act you're unlikely to be caught for so with a minor penalty it's not worth bothering with if you've no sense of responsibility. On reflection maybe 6 months prison is overkill and income based fines (or 25-50 hours community service) is more reasonable.

phil1960

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Re: Dog owners?
« Reply #48 on: 08:25:32, 03/05/19 »
I said ďsomeoneĒ Rob not you. But you are right, people are unlikely to get caught, as I said I donít have all the answers, but as with most wrong doing, I donít believe knee jerk reactions are the answer.
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richardh1905

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Re: Dog owners?
« Reply #49 on: 09:10:57, 05/05/19 »
.. but as with most wrong doing, I donít believe knee jerk reactions are the answer.



Agreed, phil.