Blame dog owners for making a mess of our parks

I READ the front page story (Gazette, September 23) about the pooper snoopers and I am the first to admit that the streets of Islington and its parks are well fertilised, particularly down by the canal. Well, it is the dog s**t derby and anyone can join i

I READ the front page story (Gazette, September 23) about the pooper snoopers and I am the first to admit that the streets of Islington and its parks are well fertilised, particularly down by the canal. Well, it is the dog s**t derby and anyone can join in.

Just leap and pray a merry cyclist does not split one of these brown boa constrictors in two, while pebble dashing it around the immediate vicinity and all over themselves.

I do wonder, if there was a bit more public money in the kitty, would they town hall contemplate hiring a helicopter to fly around the parks while these dog s**t investigators, abseil down a rope, to take DNA samples before moving on to the next location? Or is it just a gesture of kindness from the council to the people who sleep in Islington parks - ie rough sleepers.

Rough sleeping is tolerable but the dog dropping is not. Don't let's blame the dogs. It is their two-legged companions who would benefit from being put on a lead. Why not change the law and microchip all dogs and cats and then the council could trace the owners? - M.G. McElligott, Amwell Street, EC1.


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