The people of a Gloucestershire town have launched a campaign to encourage the residents, mainly the dog owners, to clean up after their pets. It had been a good run until the campaign posters were taken down.
Stow-on-the-Wold, which was first called Edwardstow or St. Edward, is a scenic town in Gloucestershire, England. It is located on top of a hill, and that is enough to make anyone think of fresh air. That may be true, except that it may be not because of the amount of dog excrement in the town. This is one of the town’s problems, and the residents have exerted efforts to solve it.
The townspeople started putting up campaign posters around the town to remind everyone to clean up their waste and the waste that their pets make. They had such a pure and genuine intention in doing so, which is why they find it unbelievable that somebody would tear the posters down.
It happened a couple of weeks after the campaign had started. The culprit, or culprits, are still unknown. The spokesperson for Dog Turdinator, the group responsible for starting the campaign to rid the streets of dog waste, said that the campaign was supposed to encourage people to bag and bin dog excrement and that it seemed like not all have a vision of the town being waste-free. DT Alpha Male, the leader of the group, also stated that most dog owners were responsible, but it’s frustrating when a small portion of them is openly breaking the law, consequently giving a bad name to all dog owners.
However, the group also said that this act only made them more determined to put a stop to the problem. They decided to give away 1,000 dog waste bags that will break apart into natural elements for free in the hopes of stepping up their campaign.