Why don’t people scoop the poop? Are people merely lazy, or just incredibly irresponsible?
It’s true dog feces are some potential health issues to people, according to veterinary parisitologist Dr. Dwight Bowman of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine including roundworm, salmonella and camplobacteriosis. Giardia, roundworm and whipworm can be spread to other dogs. There’s also a concern of run-off into drinking water. Although Bowman, president of the Companion Animal Parasite Council, points out that the issue is over-played in some media reports. “Primarily wildlife, including birds, are responsible,” he says.
One now retired Chicago Alderman famously said “Dog poop is like caviar for rats.” That’s not exactly true in that rats don’t relish dog poop – but like most things, they will cheerily eat the poo if they’re hungry enough.
And I won’t even talk about the line of shoes sometimes outside my door ’cause I’ve stepped in it.
Traditional plastic bags used to pick up after dogs can sit in landfills for decades before disintegrating, and aren’t the ‘greenest choice.’. Biodegradable poop bags are an ecological choice.
In any case, Scoop the Poop!