Disappointed at amount of dog fouling

Daily Echo: Disappointed at amount of dog fouling Disappointed at amount of dog fouling

I AM writing with regards to my disappointment in the amount of dog fouling I am witnessing around the New Forest.

There are many responsible dog owners who respect the forest, however they are let down by those who do not clean up after their pets.

Last weekend, for example, in Deer Leap enclosure near Longdown we saw about six examples, all along the pathways. My threeyear- old loves to run around in the fresh air and pick up sticks and jump in puddles, but this menace ruins it for us all.

Then this weekend we spent some time at Bolton’s Bench in Lyndhurst, again, lots of dog mess along the pathways. There are even some in nappy bags, discarded in the bushes.

We sat under the Yew Tree at the top of the hill to take in the views, and yet again, bags of doggy doo, just carelessly thrown in the middle. This is almost worse because the plastic itself is also a hazard.

This is an age-old problem and I can’t see this ever being eliminated. You will always have those dog owners who do not care and have always let their dogs do their business without clearing it away. They won’t change.

It’s disgusting, dangerous and completely inconsiderate to other users of the New Forest.

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8:19pm Mon 10 Feb 14

geoff51 says...

I expect you would want the owners to pick up behind the ponies? Actually the rubbish bins at deer leap are not allowing dog poo in them.
Whilst I agree that around the car parks you should poo pick on the open forest the illegal campers and cyclists make more mess than the dog poo which if left biodegrades in days in this weather, so is best left and not put in plastic bags.
I expect you would want the owners to pick up behind the ponies? Actually the rubbish bins at deer leap are not allowing dog poo in them. Whilst I agree that around the car parks you should poo pick on the open forest the illegal campers and cyclists make more mess than the dog poo which if left biodegrades in days in this weather, so is best left and not put in plastic bags. geoff51

10:48pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Inform Al says...

Trouble is the foxes have seen the dogs doing it, and they're doing it as well now.
Trouble is the foxes have seen the dogs doing it, and they're doing it as well now. Inform Al

2:47pm Wed 12 Feb 14

sparkster says...

I think its disgusting and shows complete lack of consideration not to pick up after a dog, there are a lot of responsible dog owners but some aren't, there is no excuse there are bags available and bins, dog mess is known to cause blindness in children, so sorry there is no excuse for not clearing up after a dog
I think its disgusting and shows complete lack of consideration not to pick up after a dog, there are a lot of responsible dog owners but some aren't, there is no excuse there are bags available and bins, dog mess is known to cause blindness in children, so sorry there is no excuse for not clearing up after a dog sparkster

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