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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.

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