Spray the own­ers, not poo

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Points Of View -

When cy­cling around Sin­gle­ton Lake re­cently my at­ten­tion was drawn to lots of dis­gust­ing dog poo dec­o­rat­ing the side of the path, and some­times on it. Some­one had been busy with a spray can, high­light­ing the de­posits with day-glow bright yel­low and or­ange paint (Eye­catch­ing ini­tia­tive to high­light messy prob­lem, KE, June 9). Oh what fun!

It was a good idea to high­light the prob­lem but the idea won’t work by it­self. What might work how­ever, would be to spray the an­i­mal’s own­ers, if only they could be caught. You know, a bit like they do mat­ing sheep, but that is for a rather dif­fer­ent rea­son.

There are some red bins for dog poo dot­ted about, but they are not al­ways used. Per­haps what is needed are a few ‘poo­dle-loos’.

As things are, one has to be very care­ful where one treads, whether walk­ing in local parks or wood­lands.

Imag­ine what it would be like if ev­ery per­son de­cided to defe­cate in pub­lic, wouldn’t that be charm­ing, and un­healthy. Ted Prangnell Ken­ning­ton

Vol­un­teer com­mu­nity war­den Joanna Watts and coun­cil clerk Aniko Szocs have been spray paint­ing dog poo to high­light the prob­lem

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