The state government wants Marylanders to become super duper pooper scoopers.
We can’t really add much to this verbatim press release from the Maryland Department of the Environment. It leaves unanswered the problem of uncontrolled scat (that’s non-domesticated defecation) from squirrels, deer, mice, rabbits etc. Does a bear scat in the woods? And what is the state gonna do about it?
Save the Bay, Scoop the Poop, Sign the Pledge
The press release:
MDE Reminds Dog Owners to “Scoop the Poop” Every Stinkin’ Time
Pet Waste is Responsible for 24 Percent of Bacteria in Urban and Suburban Waterways
(Baltimore, MD) August 27, 2013 – Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Robert M. Summers encouraged pet owners to “scoop the poop,” during an event held today at Patterson Park in Baltimore City.
An estimated 1.3 million dogs live, play and poop in Maryland. Picking up after your dog’s waste is important for your health, the health of your pet and Maryland’s environment. The simple act of picking up after your dog by “scooping the poop” can assist in removing harmful nutrients and bacteria from local waterways and the Chesapeake Bay, keep our citizens healthy and our yards and shoes clean.