With coronavirus measures firmly in place around the country, self isolation and school closures means dog owners may choose to get out of the house for exercise and enjoy social distancing whilst walking their dogs in open spaces such as on our beautiful beaches.
With a possibility of increased dog walkers, including younger dog walkers, on our beaches, will this mean an increase in dog mess from irresponsible owners?
Most of the dog mess on the beach seen by one Lytham St Anne’s resident was positioned only 100 metres away from a bin, so there was no excuse.
Dog mess on the beaches is not only against the law, but has a profound effect on the environment. Just one teaspoon of dog faeces has enough bacteria to reduce water quality so profoundly that it fails quality tests and is deemed unsafe to swim in. It also poses a harm to wildlife, and can make fish and sea birds profoundly ill which can prove fatal.
So please, do your residents, your beaches and your local wildlife a favour – bag it and bin it!
Article written by: Cassie Mae