This lady did it!
Through the letter box!
Saturday, May 30, 2009
This lady did it!
Multiply this by many thousands and the scale of the problem becomes clear!
Thursday, May 28, 2009
The Isle of Arran is a wonderful place, which I have visited on many occasions.
Sadly, the dog fouling menace has struck here also. The dog warden has to come over from the mainland and then has to catch dogs at it.
Flags have become the local weapon of choice.
Get your flag and then read about it here.
They haven't gone away and have galvanised support from all over, resulting in over 6,000 red rubber bands being returned to Royal Mail.
My only criticism is that this could be the wrong tactic.
The "Royal" Mail must be owned by the Queen. Therefore, HM Government must be responsible, so surely we should be posting red rubber bands to the office of the Lord Chancellor?
Please let me know if you get a reply. In the meantime, see the article here.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Take a minute. Sit back. Visualise it. F-i-v-e t-o-n-n-e-s!
The Mairie has produced a great Wallace & Grommitesque "It's raining turds" video to promote the campaign to clean up Toulouse.
Monday, May 25, 2009
"We are looking to expand on John's idea and have issued pink spray canisters to all council employees. We envisage our staff using the paint in a variety of different areas - traffic wardens will spray drivers windscreens to identify those illegally parked & road cleaners will spray chewing gum stuck on the pavements. We are currently in discussions with the police to allow them to spray those they have arrested to easily identify criminals to the community. The possibilities are endless."
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Many thanks to Purbeck District Council for this information and the fascinating insight into the problem explained here.
1,000 tonnes is phenomenal. Well one to the UK!
Thursday, May 21, 2009
I don't care if you ignore the Nazi Postman Pat, ignore the red rubber band collections, ignore the littering by our postmen, ignore the little old ladies who collect red rubber bands or ignore the suffering of the latex allergy sufferers - but I appeal to you, please do not ignore the suffering caused to the fish & the ducks.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
It was rumoured that Briefträger-Klaps was the driving force behind the introduction of red rubber bands to the German Post Office during the 1930's and that he was Hitler's No:1 advisor in all things elasticated during WW2.
Monday, May 18, 2009
This is a question, which is clearly on the mind of Dickie Felton of Keep Britiain Tidy, who states:
'Elastic bands may not be as visually offensive as dog dirt or half-eaten pizza, but they are most definitely litter.'
Read the article here, then vote on this post.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
PC Perkins has hit the nail on the head! How can he make North Wales safer? Simple, tackle dog fouling! To quote him from the North Wales Police site:
Let's see no more dog waste on the promenade!“If we ignore this type of behaviour other people visiting may think no-one cares, but that’s not the message we want to promote. It takes two seconds to
scoop the poop and bin it. I do not accept we need further education of adults - it’s time for action.”
Read the full story here.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Sadly, they have missed the opportunity to have a red rubber band in the faeces, thereby creating a greater hazard.
Read the full story here.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
In the course of my daily life, I often have occasion to enter the business premises and homes of other people.
I am increasingly frustrated by the lack of willingness of other people to speak up against the menace of dog fouling. Therefore, I always do my best to plaster my shoes in dog faeces before entering any of these premises.
By doing this, I force people to take notice of the dangers of dog fouling as well as letting people know just what type of stomach churning stench results from this anti-social behaviour. I am sure I have brought many to the cause through this activity.
Additionally, it causes people to respect me a bit more than before. They invariably treat me with circumspection on the next visit.
I must confess that when visiting a family home, I was once unable to find any dog faeces, so I used that of a cat. Similar result, point made!
Saturday, May 09, 2009
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
They are far better than those bought in stationers’ shops – strong, flexible and long-lasting. Long may they continue to be harvested."
Please, Royal Mail, ignore busybody suggestions made by The Dog Fouling & Red Rubber Band Blog Team."
This matter is well reported on here: Postmen fined for dropping red rubber bands
I have attempted to post in the Blog. They need to know that they are not alone.
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Sunday, May 03, 2009
This advert isn't trying to tell you that dog fouling is bad. It just uses the subject of dog fouling to make the wider audience sit up & listen to the messages of the sponsor - in this case a mortgage firm - and to raise a smile :-)
Saturday, May 02, 2009
Friday, May 01, 2009
DNA has been used to trap serious criminals. Now, it could become the tool needed to detect offences of dog fouling.
In the attached link, there is even a video of how faeces are collected for analysis.
At least it obviates the need to post it to a selected target.
Click here for a full account!