to want to throw shit at this woman?

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Got your attention? Good. Obviously I don't really plan to throw poo at her.

We live opposite a small green that we used to walk across on the school run.

Recently it has been covered in dog turds hmm.

Just now from my bedroom window I saw a woman come out of her house directly across from me (the green is between us iyswim) with a fat labrador not on a lead who then proceeded to crap in two different spots on the green while she looked on.

She then called it over and they went back in the house angry

The green is used by kids after school and by families waiting for buses.

I appreciate this is a one off and I can't know for sure that her dog is responsible for all the shits but why the hell should she be allowed to use a public area as a dog toilet?

If I see her do the same again I am going to confront her. Is that unreasonable of me? Surely not.

LesterBurnam Sat 11-Jan-14 23:38:35

Pretty
You seem to think that dogs should have the same status and rights in society as people. You can't ban children, old people, taxi drivers from public spaces in general because they are human. Dogs, on the other hand are not human, and could easily be banned from public spaces.

The argument about the majority suffering because of the minority just doesn't hold up. Lots of things have been banned from or in public spaces because of the behaviour of the minority. Guns, smoking, speeding cars, parking in certain places.

If I knew which filthy bastards let their dogs shit on the pavement in my street I would do something about it but really why should I have to.

BlueSkySunnyDay Sat 11-Jan-14 23:44:58

My bitch takes ages to wee, I've had people shouting at me as they think I haven't cleaned up after her. [Hmm]

I get the subtle difference between being a dog lover and just liking then.

It does largely sound like you are on your own here Lester

As for the puppy Farm issue its hardly a secret they'd soon go out of business of people stopped buying from them. To me the dogs nature was more important than her breed, she was a rescue and not even a pup when we got her.

Squidwardtenticles Sat 11-Jan-14 23:45:31

Please don't post dog turds in the womans letterbox.
Somebody where I live got fed up of some cow letting her dog poop on his garden so he picked it up, followed her home and posted it.

She rang the police and he got into trouble.

HesterShaw Sun 12-Jan-14 11:48:49

Pretty Wtf? Where have I advocated banning dogs in public places? I had a little rant early in the thread about some bastard putting dog crap in my wheelie bin, but that is all. I think you must be confusing me with someone else shame Lester and Hester rhyme

HesterShaw Sun 12-Jan-14 11:52:48

Lester, sometimes I think people people who farm/grew up on farms have a gigantic superiority complex about their attitude to animals, thinking that theirs is the only right, sane one. You may think all animals are commodites - not everyone agrees with you. You may not understand the concept if having a pet -it's of people do. Thank goodness, some people think that animals have rights as well, otherwise there would be mote cruelty than there is now, and no legislation to tackle these people. And no, I am now not simply talking about dogs in farms.

HesterShaw Sun 12-Jan-14 11:53:32

Farms? Parks, I meant.

HesterShaw Sun 12-Jan-14 12:06:18

Being a "dog lover" implies ownership of dog/s in the same way that I, as a cat lover, have a cat. Quite liking something doesn't mean you love it. Me liking dogs doesn't mean I am a "dog lover" and have them living in my house. No inconsistency. Me quite liking dogs doesn't mean I want the faff and hassle of owning one. I'll leave that to the dog lovers. You don't have to have a dog in order to see that your posts advocating "banning dogs" (ffs!) are barking mad. Yes, it's a pun.

No inconsistency, simply common sense.

And now I'll stop posting on the thread you successfully hijacked.

chandlery Sun 12-Jan-14 13:07:47

Not entirely on thread but consistent to some of the other posters, ie what's the worst poo to step in...

I used to work on an Industrial estate, we would occasionally get travellers camping in a car park overnight... Human excrement takes some beating.

jellyandcake Sun 12-Jan-14 13:20:33

There is tons of dog poo on the pavements round me. It's awful. I often think I hate dogs and would happily ban them but when feeling more rational, I remember that dogs are actually inoffensive, it is horrible anti-social owners who are the problem. So, like I would ban people who play music on their phones on buses and aggressive drivers, I would ban bad dog owners (if it were possible to 'ban' categories of people) but not actually dogs themselves. I just wish there was a way of catching the offending owners as they let their dogs poo everywhere, slapping à massive fine on them and banning them from future ownership of animals.

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