Major cities worldwide have tried and failed to cut dog fouling. Could a Cambridgeshire village’s ‘mess map’ be the answer?
It is the Sisyphean task shared by cities, towns and villages around the world – indeed, anywhere where man coexists with his best friend. What to do about dog poo?
Tarragona, Spain, has tried DNA testing. Madrid, a €1000-plus fine or shifts as a street cleaner. Stafford borough council, a £75 reward for reporting it. Edinburgh tried condemning it with chalk stencils, while many towns across Great Britain have tried highlighting it with spray paint.