Harsh or fair? Tough new fines for not picking up dog poo
A Melbourne council has set a high new bar for penalising dog-walkers who don’t pick up after their pets.
The Casey Council will dish out $500 fines for leaving a dog poo behind.
Anyone caught walking without a dog poo bag will be fined $200.
Ben Smith, a professional dog-walker and the founder of the Cranbourne East Dog Owners Facebook page, told Ross and John”it’s a bit tough”.
“It’s sending the message that not picking up your dog poo is just as dangerous as high-speed speeding,” he said.
Click PLAY to hear Ross and John’s full chat with Ben
3AW BREAKFAST PHONE POLL
- 69% – not too tough
- 31% – too tough
One caller has suggested we apply a $1000 fine for putting your poo bag in someone else’s bin.