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August 12, 2012 1:53 PM   Subscribe

Nodogdo.com is here for you [in Britian] to post your video clips of those dog owners (and let’s be fair, there is only a small minority of them) that don’t pick up after their dogs.

The Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 (which replaced the Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996, is the government legislature that is supposed to protect us from this evil nasty. However, as we are all well aware dog excrement is only a footstep away!!
posted by obscurator (35 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Libel suit in 5...4...3...
posted by Sys Rq at 1:57 PM on August 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


I don't know which is the lesser evil - leaving dog excrement on the streets, or forcing me to install flash to report it.
posted by davemee at 2:08 PM on August 12, 2012 [2 favorites]


Brussels desperately needs this.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 2:24 PM on August 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


Only registered users who are currently logged in are able to view media and blogg content !

Yeah, I'm dying to register to watch poo.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 2:29 PM on August 12, 2012 [3 favorites]


I usually just save time and run these people down with my car.
posted by Burhanistan at 2:34 PM on August 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


My aunt has a little toy poodle. She once explained to me that when she takes him out, she brings a little twig with her, and if the dog shits she picks up the twig because when she just left it, people yelled at her.

My aunt's dog is not invited to family homes now.
posted by jeather at 2:48 PM on August 12, 2012


and let’s be fair, there is only a small minority of them) that don’t pick up after their dogs.

Oh man, come to my neighbourhood.

I've been tempted to spray it with that neon road paint, just to make sure people know it's there, but I'd probably get arrested for graffiti.
posted by Katemonkey at 3:37 PM on August 12, 2012


Yeah, I'm dying to register to watch poo.

I'm pretty sure there are XTube sites for that. Somewhere.

A small minority? It's certainly better than it was 20 years ago, but I walk around the dog park, and even though those little yellow bags are given away freely... there's always one.
posted by Mezentian at 4:15 PM on August 12, 2012


Why would there be a libel suit?
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 4:25 PM on August 12, 2012


I will say that in my neighborhood in New Orleans, I am to my knowledge the only person who picks up his dog's poop. Other than my fiancee I mean, but it's the same dog. It's just not on the radar of most of my neighbors. I wonder what it is about the culture of the UK or about its government that has enabled them to reduce poop-leavers to "a small minority".
posted by Scientist at 4:33 PM on August 12, 2012


Britain
posted by obscurator at 4:48 PM on August 12, 2012


Hm. I would far rather my neighborhood was filled with dog-owners neglecting to clean up after their dogs, than with people who think that videoing this is a good use of their time.
posted by xchmp at 4:58 PM on August 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


So last summer, as we waited to board the train at the Merchandise Mart here in Chicago, my partner and I looked over the edge of the platform and saw a guy walking his dog. And as he waited for his dog to do his business in a bushy area that, while not a place where people walked, was also still a public area, we could see him doing the calculation whether or not he should pick it up. And part of this calculation was obviously the fact that it was a Sunday, so there wasn't a lot of foot traffic down at his level, though he did look both ways to make sure there wasn't anybody around. So, of course, hidden from view above him, as his dog finished and he started to walk away, we said from above "We saw that. Pick it up!"

He did and we laughed and laughed.

Obviously, this is the site for us.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 5:43 PM on August 12, 2012 [6 favorites]


Can anyone explain to me the folks in my neighborhood who pick up the poop, tie it in a bag, and then leave the bag on the corner of my lot?

Thanks.
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed at 5:44 PM on August 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


Can anyone explain to me the folks in my neighborhood who pick up the poop, tie it in a bag, and then leave the bag on the corner of my lot?

YES

Who are these idiots? I keep a hose outside for spraying the dogcrap into the road for the street cleaning truck. But in my secret revenge fantasy I am spraying the dog owners.
posted by zvs at 6:01 PM on August 12, 2012


Can anyone explain to me the folks in my neighborhood who pick up the poop, tie it in a bag, and then leave the bag on the corner of my lot?

What? You're not providing a bin for them?
You are a bad, bad person!
Why should they have to carry a bag of their own crap?

I used to get annoyed with people who would do this sort of thing, specifically dump it in our bin (which in summer gets a bit whiffy). But I mellowed when I considered the alternative.

Who do (or did) they deal with this issue during The Troubles when there were no rubbish bins in London at all?
posted by Mezentian at 6:08 PM on August 12, 2012


Hollywood is covered in dog crap. For a while, I was printing little signs with arrows on them with the words "The Work of a Bad Neighbor," gluing straws to the back of the signs, and putting the signs in the dog poop.

This worked for a while, to an extent. The amount of poop in my neighborhood decreased by probably 70 percent. Perhaps the dog poopers were shamed into cleaning up. Perhaps the property owners could no longer ignore the poop on the streets in front of their properties and cleaned up. Whatever the case, it worked for a while.

But the truth is it is pretty gross to stick signs in dog poop, and I was the only one doing it. Now that I don't do it anymore, the poop has returned with a vengeance, and this time it's personal, and it's dog poop 2: poop harder.

I hate people and their awful little dogs.
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 6:18 PM on August 12, 2012 [6 favorites]


I'd like to reclaim many a sunny afternoon I had as a kid walking home from the bus stop, wondering why dog poop turns white and furry for some reason. Ugh. Pick up your shit, folks.
posted by indubitable at 7:30 PM on August 12, 2012


I've heard that it doesn't turn white any more because of commercial dog food.
posted by Mezentian at 7:56 PM on August 12, 2012


Oh man. In my previous house I caught a teenager walking the family pooch who let said pooch crap on my front lawn. I called him back, handed him a plastic bag and a paper towel and instructed him to clean up after his dog. He did so with much retching and expressions of disgust, to which I replied, "And how do you think other people feel when they are cleaning up after your dog?"

I really doubt if he ever appreciated the lesson, and I wish I had been able to rub his nose in it. People who allow their dogs to defecate on other people's property are scum.
posted by caryatid at 8:23 PM on August 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


The vast majority of people who have dogs hate these people even more than you do. While I hope that the public shaming on the internet will have some positive effect, I rather doubt it.

What I do when I see it is confront the people directly, poop bag in extended hand: "Need a bag?" One need not own a dog to adopt this tactic.
posted by trip and a half at 8:24 PM on August 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


I chased a guy down once and handed him a plastic bag with a dog poop in it. First infraction so I didn't just dump the poop out of the bag into his hand.
posted by BrotherCaine at 8:30 PM on August 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


Did anybody else read 'No dog do' and start singing the Arcade Fire song? Probably just me then. Aight.
posted by randomination at 9:12 PM on August 12, 2012


NODOGNO DISLIKES SMOKE

posted by cortex at 10:12 PM on August 12, 2012 [2 favorites]


It's not just the UK, Scientist, as here in Norway as well picking up is the norm.
posted by Harald74 at 12:23 AM on August 13, 2012


In Texas unless you're at a dog park, in most places, no one gives a damn and no one does it. I guess in tighter places it would make a difference, maybe it is different in bigger cities but the weather is not kind to preserving feces here. It's always odd to me to see someone pick up something essentially bio-degradable and put it in a plastic bag.

When I lived in an RV park I had to because there was too little grass to not. I guess that's how it is in cities? Still a shame to see more plastic bags used that could be avoided.
posted by Malice at 1:25 AM on August 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


I've recently noticed small grassy plots with signs indicating that it isn't a dog toilet. And having noticed, I also very much notice the amazing number of people who let their dogs go there anyway. In Switzerland, this is shocking. Most poo is picked up. Bags are provided at trash bins there for this purpose, which are all over the place. It's very much the norm to clean up.

This is one reason why I don't bother to learn better German. If I could speak well, I'd be getting into confrontations. I can't stand people casually ignoring perfectly reasonable rules, or thinking they are too special to abide by same.
posted by Goofyy at 2:16 AM on August 13, 2012


Sounds like more posting of this sign is needed.
posted by Purposeful Grimace at 5:31 AM on August 13, 2012


Yeah, I was working in the yard once, behind a row of bushes, and I saw a neighbor let his dog stop in my yard and drop a great big shit, and then just walk away. I ran out there with my shovel, scooped it up and flung it at him shouting "You forgot this, asshole!" I missed, but not by much. Hasn't happened again since.

When I first moved in, a different neighbor did the same thing. When I was sure it was them and had witnessed it multiple times, I bought about 250 pounds of manure and decorated their yard and sidewalk in the middle of the night.

Blatantly taking video or pictures while their dog is pooping seems to work, too.

(Yeah, not really on good terms with my neighbors. But then, I figure I'm not missing much; who wants to be friends with the kind of people who let their animals shit in other people's yards to avoid the cleanup?)

I love dogs, but people can be such dicks sometimes.
posted by xedrik at 11:20 AM on August 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


Yeah, I was working in the yard once, behind a row of bushes, and I saw a neighbor let his dog stop in my yard and drop a great big shit, and then just walk away. I ran out there with my shovel, scooped it up and flung it at him shouting "You forgot this, asshole!" I missed, but not by much. Hasn't happened again since.

Why get so angry?
posted by Malice at 11:39 AM on August 13, 2012


Because of the shit underfoot.
posted by Burhanistan at 11:54 AM on August 13, 2012


When I first moved in, a different neighbor did the same thing. When I was sure it was them and had witnessed it multiple times, I bought about 250 pounds of manure and decorated their yard and sidewalk in the middle of the night.

Man, that is revenge.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 3:26 PM on August 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


It's always odd to me to see someone pick up something essentially bio-degradable and put it in a plastic bag.

EPA even estimates that two or three days’ worth of droppings from a population of about 100 dogs would contribute enough bacteria to temporarily close a bay, and all watershed areas within 20 miles of it, to swimming and shell fishing.

That article and the following impact mostly watersheds, but it's worth considering what happens to urban storm drain systems whenever it rains, even in the desert.

At Morro Bay, Calif., for example, dogs contribute roughly 10% of the E. coli, says Christopher Kitts, a microbiologist at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. "And that can be the difference between a beach closing and a beach not closing," he says.


From Factors Influencing Owners' reactions to their dogs' fouling:

Fewer males (35.3%), those with a lower income (18.2%), and owners who allowed their dogs off the leash (26.2%) cleaned up their dogs'feces than females (58.2%), those with higher earnings (68.7%), and those who kept their pets on a leash (72.6%).

Sounds like irresponsibility in one area of pet ownership is correlated with other types of irresponsibility.
posted by BrotherCaine at 12:22 AM on August 14, 2012


Certainly, being male is the most irresponsible thing I've ever done.
posted by xedrik at 8:42 AM on August 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


I was gonna say the leash thing, but now it sounds like I'm disparaging poor men, oops.
posted by BrotherCaine at 4:17 AM on August 15, 2012


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