Dog poop is in the news and on the airwaves once again. Unfortunately it’s an issue that never seems to go away, despite local authorities’ efforts. Every year lots of money is spent on encouraging people to clean up after their pets. Even though dog mess is something that disgusts us all, it remains a problem. It’s so gross, in fact, that it was in the news this summer for an unusual reason.
Dog Poop Protest
Pet owners in San Francisco decided to take matters into their own hands when a controversial event was planned for a local park. A Facebook event was created which encouraged dog owners to have their animals leave their mess on Crissy Field the day before the event. They planned to clean it after the event had ended. In the end the event was cancelled and so was the poop protest.
Whether you agree with the idea or not, you can’t deny that no one likes the idea of a park full of dog poo. Dog poo is both smelly and dangerous- you can read more about the dangers in our blog post Why dog poo is a slippery issue. We hope that all the people who planned to attend normally clean up after their dogs!
Dog Pooh! on the Radio
The response to the campaign has been overwhelmingly positive. Dog Pooh! was written to be catchy and easy to sing and listeners have said it has gotten stuck in their head! The ad might conjure up some disgusting images but it’s important to drive home the message that it’s not ok to be an irresponsible dog owner. We hope that the ad will inspire people to change their ways, avoid a €150 fine and bin the poo!