The scoop-poop law took effect in the 80s and it is hard to imagine how our streets looked like up to this point. Before this particular moment in history people had to train their dogs only to poo in the gutter.
As it usually works with Instructions, not everyone followed them so the dogs in the cities became less popular and turned into a smelly problem, which almost split the population.
How could my dog’s poop cause harm?
A lot of people out there claim that their dog’s poop isn’t causing any harm when left in the park, on the grass or between the bushes. That is not quite right, because both humans and canines can acquire certain diseases from dog poop. In humans, diseases transmitted between species are known as zoonoses.
The latest, most severe and most famous zoonoses is known as Covid-19. But don’t worry, you won’t get Covid-19 by stepping into dog’s poop.
Still, there is a numerous of other infections and diseases you could catch from doing so.
Whipworms, Roundworms, and hookworms are commonly known gastrointestinal parasites that shed eggs in dog faeces. Activities such as gardening, walking barefoot, or playing sports outside increase the risk of spreading those parasite eggs from animal to human or from animal to animal.
I think we all agree that scooping up your dog’s business sounds easier and less time consuming than getting rid of worms.
What is the best way to clean up your dog’s poop?
Most people believe that the only option is using bags made of plastic, sadly this is in a lot of cases true. Here you can read why Plastic is one of the biggest problems the world is facing.
Luckily humans realised that using plastic is not very sustainable and started experimenting with environmental friendlier materials.
It is easy to get mislead when it comes to this subject as “not made from plastic” doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s good for the environment.
- Paper bags for example, might not be bad for the environment when they break down, but the manufacturing of paper kills millions of trees.
- Another label which is falsely spread to be environmentally friendly is “degradable”, which basically means that the usually unnatural material will break down into little confetti-like pieces and take forever to actually fully disappear.
- The best option is and always will be “compostable”, which is made from natural material and can withing only 90 days fully become one with nature.