Why do people do this?
ON MY LEISURELY Sunday afternoon walks over my local hills or through the woodlands which border them I often come across examples of sheer carelessness or thoughtlessness by people who visit them.
The most common and the most obvious is the amount of litter which is scattered around. Ranging from empty cola bottles to confectionery wrappers to used tissues (yuk). This can turn what should be a pleasant walk into an unsightly stroll through a wasteland of trash.
I used to pick up at least some of this litter but gave up some time ago when I realised that this was not the way to deal with it - I could be picking up for ever and not make a dent in the problem.
There is one item of litter which really, really bugs me and an example of it is shown in the picture here. In case you're wondering it's a bag of dog poo! In the UK a law was passed some time ago that if a dog fouled a public place (road, street, footpath, etc.) its owner must 'scoop the poop' into a bag and dispose of it in an appropriate manner - there are special bins in public places for just this purpose.
However, some people who go on countryside walks, seem to think it's OK to hang their bag of dog poo on a handy tree branch. This behaviour baffles me! If they can be bothered to scoop the poop in the first place then why can't they be bothered to carry it until it can be disposed of?
I have seen this on numerous occasions in the past and no doubt will keep on seeing it in the future. For heaven's sake dog walkers - the motto is 'bag it and bin it' not 'bag it and hang it on a handy branch for someone else to dispose of'!
Image Credit » Kasman