Newry, Mourne & Down District Council has come up with a novel yet brilliant way of identifying dog owners who let their dogs shit on public pathways and don’t lift it up.
From Monday 15th of August anyone caught letting their dogs poop on paths and not lifting it will be forced to wear a brown triangle on their chest at all times in public.
While some fear this might be akin to Hitler making Jews wear a yellow triangle during the holocaust others, especially those who have stood and walked in dog dung welcome the move.
A council spokeswoman told Newry Spud:
“Dog shite on our pathways is now reaching epidemic levels. We think by making irresponsible owners to wear a brown triangle while in public will shame others into taking a simple plastic bag with them and lifting the shite their dogs do on pathways.”