Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Young mothers fined for dog mess

During a week-long action held last month in the places Hilton, Merkinch, Muirtown Basin and Kirkhill in Inverness as well as in Nairn (Scotland) three mothers were caught while leaving their dog’s droppings on the ground. The mothers were taking their dogs and their children out for a walk and left the faeces of the animals on the ground.
The action was held by the Highland Council to make sure that people really cleaned after their pets. Dog’s faeces can be very dangerous to children because it could be infected with the toxocara canis worm, which can harm human eyesight.
Fortunately, the majority of the people cleaned after their pets. The three mothers that did not could expect a punishment.

My opinion

I really applaud this action of the Highland Council and I think all the countries should take this as an example. There is nothing more disgusting than walking with your kids on the sidewalk trying to make yourself a way between the dog’s droppings. Sometimes people even let their dogs run into the fields where children play and do not do anything when they see their pets doing number two. Some of them do not even clean it!
I think that kind of people should get a big financial punishment, like 100 Euros for each dropping they did not clean. That would teach them very quickly.

Jessica van Bragt


  1. I could not agree with you more. I live in the city centre and there are times when I step out of the door, straight into fresh, warm dog shit, which has been left there on the middle of the pavement. That really is an unpleasant way to start the day. Every dog owner should be checked if they have a little plastic bag handy to clean their doggy's faeces.

  2. I agree with both of you! It it a good thing the council takes these steps against dog poop! It really annoyes me aswell.