First World Problem?

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by philSweet, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. philSweet
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  2. Rurudyne
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    So have they established the DNA registry of all dogs already? Bet that was cheap.

    Kinda reminds me of another, er, crappy idea:

    Some years ago I heard about a European city, in Holland I think but in that general area I'm sure, that had imposed a large fee to have a cookout ... justified to help fight global warming. To enforce the regulation they equipped a helicopter with IR sensors to fly around looking for scofflaws.
  3. Grey Ghost
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    IMO "city people" have gotten crazy about any pet waste and are getting excessive and making life unnecessarily difficult for dog owners.

    For example:
    "a 12-person "code enforcement task force" will soon be prowling the beaches looking for dog owners who flaunt the law. The effort to stem violations comes in the hopes of preventing high bacteria levels in the water: "One extra dog poo can be what causes an exceedance - tips you over the edge" and leads to a fine for the county, explains one Beach Commissioner."

    I have a hard time believing that one "bad dog" mistake compares in bacteria volume to the amount of waste released into the ocean by whales, sharks, and millions of other fish. That must be on a greater order of magnitude. Also compare to the amount of bird droppings released daily along the coastline and over the ocean.
  4. pdwiley
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    A pet is a luxury item. If you're too lazy, thoughtless or fastidious to pick up your dog shyte then someone else will do it for you - at a steep price.

    Frankly I can't see the problem here. I don't like stepping in dog droppings because owners won't pick up after their little darlings. Goes double on public beaches.

    Yeah it's a First World issue - I like living in the First World so I don't have a problem with it. In the 3rd World a pet might well become pet stew, problem solved all round.

    Yeah, there are a lot of other animals crapping in the ocean. That's not the issue. If you want to go and hold your dog in the water while it takes a dump, fine. Preferably at least a metre below the surface.....

  5. upchurchmr
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    As absurd as it first seems, at least the "guilty" people seem to be reliably identified and held accountable.

    So many other laws are passed and enforced that just punish everyone for a small number of peoples deeds.
    Hopefully they are not getting it wrong - that is the only reason I would support this.

    It is not the pets fault.

    What does this have to do with "All things Boating"?
    Let's get the administration to start a BILGE, like has.
    That's where this crap belongs.

    I don't come here to step in this either.:(
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    This thread reminds me of a Futurama joke: "You sent us on a bogus mission to Dog Doo 9, but the universe ends just after Dog Doo 8!"
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