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Aerial bombs

Only in England …

Following a vigorous campaign by Bristol Environmental Health, dog-owners in the West of England are now starting to get the message and are cleaning up after their dogs. On any given Sunday, walkers of dogs can be seen sporting the latest pet-fashion accessory : the plastic bin bag.

Unfortunately the appeal of this latest obscure object of desire appears to be short-lived, as they are discarded shortly after they have been filled.

The problem is that they are not being binned, burnt or even buried but slung in the nearest hedge or tree. One tree alone has been spotted wearing 28 placky bags of doggy shame – which may look christmassy (or even quasi-religious), but think what happens when it rains and you run for shelter …

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