Vile trend in doggy dumping shrines — why are pet owners hanging poo bags from trees or leaving them in the SAME spot?
- Disgusting trend rife across UK as dog walkers are dumping poo bags on trees
- Tim Prater, from Kent, found 210 bags of dog poo in the same spot this week
A sickening trend has been quietly growing across Britain of dog owners picking up their animal’s mess, putting it in a bag and hanging it from a tree or dumping it on the same spot.
Tim Prater, a councillor from Kent, was flabbergasted to find 210 bags of dog poo along a single path this week.
He saw a mountain of excrement, each deposit tied up in a small black plastic bag. Incredibly, this foul problem appears to be rife in Britain.
Across the UK, walkers have complained of finding abandoned poo bags. It seems owners have been picking up the mess, putting it in non-biodegradable bags and leaving them for the next unfortunate soul to find.
The number one dog poo problem used to be that people weren’t picking up after their dog, but the number two issue seems to be this vile new trend. Some people have even been creating shrines of poo by hanging their soiled bags from trees.
Brits across the country have reported bags of dog poo being left behind by walkers. Pictured: Poo bags on a footpath near St Enodoc Golf Course, Cornwall
Some have even been hung in trees, creating a doggy dumping shrine like this one in Newport, Wales
Tim Prater, a councillor from Kent, was flabbergasted to find 210 bags of dog poo along a single path this week
Some of the poo had exploded from their bags but most, he said, had retained their ‘structural integrity’
He picked up and disposed of hundreds of dog poo bags by the footpath on Coolinge Lane near Sandgate Primary School, Kent
Dozens of black bags filled with dog mess have also been seen scattered around hanging on trees near the old railway bridge close to the Great Northern pub on Station Road in Mickleover, derbyshire
When dog owners do do that, it has only added to the growing poo problem Brits face.
Mr Prater said: ‘In a little over 30 minutes, I picked up (and have now removed and disposed of) 210 black bags of dog mess.
‘Grow up. Take it home. Almost everyone else does – what makes you special?
‘For clarity, having picked up all your bags, they do not biodegrade. Every one, from the top to the bottom of the pile still had ”structural integrity”.
Mr Prater said: ‘In a little over 30 minutes, I picked up (and have now removed and disposed of) 210 black bags of dog mess. You are not doing half the right thing. Take it home’
Lisa Butler told MailOnline the problem had spread to Carville Hall Park in Brentford. There, instead of hanging poo bags from branches, dog walkers have left them tied to a metal fence (pictured)
This rather heavy bag of poo seems to be pulling down on the branch someone has hung it on the end of
Dog poo bags hanging from trees and bushes along Hessle Road in Hull, East Yorkshire
A bag containing dog waste was seen hanging from a tree by a woodland path in Derbyshire
Most people seem to be using black bags to dispose of their pet’s waste in before they dump it on the trees. This one was spotted in Kelso, in the Scottish Borders
A bag of dog poo left hanging on a tree by a dog owner on a rural path through the woods Portishead, North Somerset
Ian Casement told MailOnline: ‘Far too many dog owners do this and not even wild campers adhere to ”Leave No Trace” when it interferes with their convenience. Here’s one on a gatepost of all places!’
Walkers seem to have been leaving poo bags across the country instead of putting them in the bin
More than ten dog poo bags were seen up against this will, discarded by the owners
‘They would sit there for years. You are not doing half the right thing. Take it home.
‘It is a road with two schools and there are few bins in the area, as others have pointed out.
‘But almost everyone else is dealing with their litter and their dogs waste properly.’
It’s not only as issue in Kent.
Jan Carter, in her fifties, from Ealing, told MailOnline: ‘I don’t like to see it. It makes me wonder about the mindset of the person doing it.
This dog poo bag was pictured hanging from a branch in Porthclais harbour in St Davids, Pembrokeshire
Dog walker Sara Truelove discovered 37 abandoned dog poo bags in a single day in Cornwall
A green dog poo bag was left hanging on some washed-up driftwood on Black Rock Sands near Porthmadog, Wales
It’s not only the countryside that sees the problem. This old fountain in Stockport has become another such shrine
Jan Carter, in her fifties, from Ealing, told MailOnline: ‘I don’t like to see it. It makes me wonder about the mindset of the person doing it.’ Pictured: Poo bags discarded by a tree in Ealing
Rees Lipscomb, from Ealing, said this poo bag was left outside his house last month. He said: ‘If you are going to pick up poo, don’t do it with a non compostable sandwich bag and then throw it back on the floor’
The pesky poo problem popped up around the UK. These bags of dog dung were spotted at Burrator Reservoir, in Dartmoor National Park, Devon
Brian Macdonald (pictured) was fed up with bags of dog poo being dumped alongside a footpath in Weymouth, Dorset
‘Do they feel they are meeting their obligations half-way, but they are too full of their own importance to find a bin or take it home with them?
‘It is disgusting but better than a pile of poo on the pavement!’
Rita Peacock, also from Ealing said: ‘I am a dog owner and pick up my dogs mess.
‘[I] do think we should have a lot more bins.’
Toby Jeffries, a fan of wild camping, told MailOnline: ‘I noticed a few on the rear approach to Tyndale Monument recently, near Wotton-Under-Edge in the Cotswolds.
‘Someone with me suggested that they are only left temporarily because people pick them up on the return journey, as they don’t want to carry them, which was the case for some, but not all.
‘If people are just leaving them for others to clear, then that’s kind of weird, as it defeats the object.’
Les Waller told MailOnline: I’ll never understand why people hang them in trees or bushes after they bothered to pick up the poop
Jamie Perks said: ‘They’re all over the place in my local woods.’
Another walker, Gavin Walbank, said: Lockdown caused lots of people to get dogs without any actual thought given to training, walking etc. Unfortunately dog fouling is a massive issue and its cause is irresponsible owners.’
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