Poo-shaming map hopes to tackle dog fouling

Poo shame

There are currently an estimated 4.8 million pet dogs in Australia, producing roughly 3.5 billion poos each year. In a 2013 survey, only 56% of dog owners said they would always clean up their pets’ poo. This leaves a lot of poo smelling and rotting away in public places such as streets, footpaths, nature strips, parks and beaches. Fed up residents of a village in the UK have come up with a plan to ‘poo shame’ the (human) perpetrators to get them to use poo bags. On an interactive map called Doodoowatch, poo emoji mark every spot where left-behind poo has been reported.