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2013-07-20 07:13:10 AM
5 votes:

ReapTheChaos: Littering is littering, how is dog hair any different than food wrappers or soda cans? Those kind of dogs have particularly thick coats and with the "heat wave" they're having there I'm sure they were shedding quite a bit. What I find particularly hilarious is how she says she always picks up litter when she's at the park yet shes shocked that it wasn't ok to just leave a pile of her precious dogs hair lying on the ground.


Other than the fact that loose hair from brushing a dog is not a problem.  Enforcing rules to control behavior that isn't actually causing problems just wastes time and degrades quality of life.
2013-07-20 07:52:27 AM
4 votes:

kim jong-un: ReapTheChaos: Littering is littering, how is dog hair any different than food wrappers or soda cans? Those kind of dogs have particularly thick coats and with the "heat wave" they're having there I'm sure they were shedding quite a bit. What I find particularly hilarious is how she says she always picks up litter when she's at the park yet shes shocked that it wasn't ok to just leave a pile of her precious dogs hair lying on the ground.

Other than the fact that loose hair from brushing a dog is not a problem.  Enforcing rules to control behavior that isn't actually causing problems just wastes time and degrades quality of life.


Have you ever owned a long hair dog like a shepherd? I don't think they fined her for a few lose hairs, when you brush a dog like that while it's shedding it comes off in giant gobs. Add to that the high heat they're experiencing over there right now and it probably looked something like this:

www.pedigreedatabase.com
2013-07-20 06:08:29 AM
4 votes:

ReapTheChaos: Littering is littering, how is dog hair any different than food wrappers or soda cans?


Biodegradability?
2013-07-20 06:03:43 AM
4 votes:
I don't think some of you realize just how much hair you can get out of a good sized dog.  It can really be a mess.
2013-07-20 01:32:24 AM
3 votes:
Birds could have used that hair to make nests.
2013-07-20 01:00:22 AM
3 votes:
"I spend so much time cleaning up litter in parks the fact I got a fine is ironic."

Dontcha think?

Look lady... you wouldn't groom your dogs at home, put the hair in a bag, take it to the park and dump it in the ground

Pay the fine and stop throwing your farking garbage around.
2013-07-20 07:25:30 AM
2 votes:

jtown: Aside from being a natural substance rather than man-made, birds often use hair for nesting material.  Why do cops hate birds?


The lady had a golden retriever and a german shepherd...I think you're underestimating the amount of hair these guys produce in a single brushing session.  Easily enough to create a whole new dog's worth of hair.  Definitely littering.
2013-07-20 06:42:04 AM
2 votes:

jtown: ReapTheChaos: Littering is littering, how is dog hair any different than food wrappers or soda cans? Those kind of dogs have particularly thick coats and with the "heat wave" they're having there I'm sure they were shedding quite a bit. What I find particularly hilarious is how she says she always picks up litter when she's at the park yet shes shocked that it wasn't ok to just leave a pile of her precious dogs hair lying on the ground.

Aside from being a natural substance rather than man-made, birds often use hair for nesting material.  Why do cops hate birds?


Who says litter has to be man made material? Tell you what, I'm going to be mowing my yard and trimming some trees/hedges tomorrow, you wont mind if I dump my pile of clipping/branches in your yard right? After all, it's natural.
2013-07-20 06:06:21 AM
2 votes:
Littering is littering, how is dog hair any different than food wrappers or soda cans? Those kind of dogs have particularly thick coats and with the "heat wave" they're having there I'm sure they were shedding quite a bit. What I find particularly hilarious is how she says she always picks up litter when she's at the park yet shes shocked that it wasn't ok to just leave a pile of her precious dogs hair lying on the ground.
2013-07-20 06:01:07 AM
2 votes:
Woman brushing her dogs in park fined for littering

Yes...because she was littering.  Asinine tag is either for the woman or for subby, I assume.

Cleaning up after brushing isn't even hard.  The farking hair stays stuck on the farking comb until you pull it off.  The only way for it to end up on the ground is for the woman to intentionally pull it off the comb and intentionally just drop it in the park.
2013-07-20 05:50:29 AM
2 votes:
Idiocracy, We may have just hit a crucial threshold.
2013-07-20 05:46:46 AM
2 votes:
There's a word for people with weapons demanding money for "whatever, just pay up".
2013-07-20 05:26:02 AM
2 votes:
I saw a goose shed a feather on a walkway the other day. I fined it for littering. I got hissed at, so I fined it for disturbing the peace. Then it shiat on my car so I fined it for vandalism. Then it bit me so I fined it for attempted murder.
2013-07-20 02:08:57 AM
2 votes:

Pray 4 Mojo: Triumph: Pray 4 Mojo: Look lady... you wouldn't groom your dogs at home, put the hair in a bag, take it to the park and dump it in the ground

Yeah, there's a smart argument. How do you feel about tossing an apple core under an apple tree?

I have no idea what this has to do with what I said... but it's littering.


Don't ever visit Gettysburg National Park. There are so many half-decayed apples lying around everywhere that you'll be outraged. Thousands and thousands of them.
2013-07-20 01:14:39 AM
2 votes:
When Government no longer fears its citizens it does whatever the fark it wants
2013-07-20 03:03:12 PM
1 votes:
solitary


If dog hair isn't litter then why didn't she brush all that hair out at home in her living room?

^ This. or even in her own yard.
2013-07-20 02:02:26 PM
1 votes:
If dog hair isn't litter then why didn't she brush all that hair out at home in her living room?
2013-07-20 11:09:26 AM
1 votes:
This woman is wrong, rude, and deserving of the fine. As has been said, shepherds shed a LOT. When you brush them, you get tumbleweeds. Many big tumbleweeds. These blow around and get on other people and their stuff. It's nasty.

Clean up after your dog. Shiat and fur.
2013-07-20 10:56:11 AM
1 votes:
bunner
2013-07-20 06:08:29 AM


ReapTheChaos: Littering is littering, how is dog hair any different than food wrappers or soda cans?

Biodegradability?

So is dog shiat. We expect dog owners to clean that crap up to.

Do you have any idea how much fur can be brushed from a GSD?

/// loves GSD's
/// hates entitled dog owners.
/// pay the fine biatch then stfu.
2013-07-20 10:41:21 AM
1 votes:

Astorix: Emposter: Woman brushing her dogs in park fined for littering

Yes...because she was littering.  Asinine tag is either for the woman or for subby, I assume.

Cleaning up after brushing isn't even hard.  The farking hair stays stuck on the farking comb until you pull it off.  The only way for it to end up on the ground is for the woman to intentionally pull it off the comb and intentionally just drop it in the park.

You're truly okay with the woman getting a ticket for brushing her dogs' hair?


It's all a matter of perspective.  You plan a date, take time off from work, cook a meal, pack a picnic, put on some sunscreen, go to the park with your love, set up your blanket, set the food out. A nice breeze springs up, all is right in the world.  Then a clump of dog hair wafts by on the breeze, gets in your food, sticks to your sunscreen, you then go home from your ruined day and spend 10 minutes removing dog hair from your blanket with a lint roller.

Clearly this is a hyperbolic fantasy scenario, but leaving your crap in a public park is a selfish action with the real potential to inconvenience others, and I think a fine is perfectly appropriate.
2013-07-20 07:47:16 AM
1 votes:
an almost paragraph in lengthy story about a minor thing being punished by the authorities, as told by a British tabloid.

seems legit.
2013-07-20 07:43:47 AM
1 votes:

HaywoodJablonski: Dogs are trash, so I have no problem with this


-2/10

/trying way to hard
2013-07-20 07:38:02 AM
1 votes:

Pray 4 Mojo: "I spend so much time cleaning up litter in parks the fact I got a fine is ironic."

Dontcha think?

Look lady... you wouldn't groom your dogs at home, put the hair in a bag, take it to the park and dump it in the ground

Pay the fine and stop throwing your farking garbage around.


Dog hair actually makes great bird's nests. We do just that we take his hair and dump it in an area song birds live. It i gone within 48 hours and I've found it in a good number of nests when I went looking.
2013-07-20 07:35:41 AM
1 votes:

Pray 4 Mojo: Look lady... you wouldn't groom your dogs at home, put the hair in a bag, take it to the park and dump it in the ground


I brush my dogs in my back yard and just leave it. The birds love it and it's gone in no time.
2013-07-20 07:35:16 AM
1 votes:

ReapTheChaos: you wont mind if I dump my pile of clipping/branches in your yard right? After all, it's natural.


Just make sure you hit the composter.
2013-07-20 07:34:29 AM
1 votes:

Fark_Guy_Rob: jtown: ReapTheChaos: Littering is littering, how is dog hair any different than food wrappers or soda cans? Those kind of dogs have particularly thick coats and with the "heat wave" they're having there I'm sure they were shedding quite a bit. What I find particularly hilarious is how she says she always picks up litter when she's at the park yet shes shocked that it wasn't ok to just leave a pile of her precious dogs hair lying on the ground.

Aside from being a natural substance rather than man-made, birds often use hair for nesting material.  Why do cops hate birds?

There is nothing natural about our pets.

The number of, and types of, dogs we keep as pets are not naturally sustainable.  Without people purchasing them, providing for them, and raising them as pets - these dogs would never exist in such numbers.  The amount of land and wildlife required to keep a wild dog alive is far more than we could allocated to each dog, particularly in population dense areas like cities.  In rural Iowa - sure - let your dog crap in the middle of your 10 acres of land.  It can crap for an entire lifetime and you'll never have a problem.

But open a park in the middle of New York, or London....and suddenly you've got a park the size of a city block that has 200 dogs pooping in it, each day.  That's not natural.

Yes, dogs shed.  Their coats and shedding habits were the result of evolution, until people got involved.  Now we buy whatever dog is 'pretty'.  That dog was meant to live in places like Siberia (no seriously, that's where the Siberian Huskie comes from) - but it is pretty, so let's have it in the UK!  So the AMOUNT of shedding that dog will do is hardly natural.

So you've got an unnatural population density of dogs that are unnaturally suited for their environment.  I find it hard to buy the, 'But it is natural' argument.

And even if I did - so what?  Being natural isn't justification.  Violence is natural.  Sex is natural.  Nudity is natural....none of these things ...


I was really won over by your argument .. I read it three times and yes you are right.

But and here is the rub, "If everyone that went to the park left behind that amount of liter the park would be trashed in a few weeks." - do you really live in a community where that is remotely likely? I would bet close to everything I own on fact that even if every single dog owner in the area brushed their dogs fur whilst in a pack (oh the humanity) that we would notice it not at all.

Tis a very boring park when we cut down every offending tree that drops a leaf.

How about we deal with petrol fumes and a ton of other truly worrisome issues rather than enforcing the letter of the law over the spirit, just because you can doesn't mean you should.

PS - industrial rubbish (and surely fast food is an industry) is not the same as dog hair (or for that matter peanut shells.)  But I am still wondering if orange peal is stepping over the line or not ... so far I am thinking it is ok because their are a lot of things living in a heathy park that will dispose of it ... but maybe our parks are not meant to be organic but industrial.
2013-07-20 07:02:11 AM
1 votes:

jtown: ReapTheChaos: Littering is littering, how is dog hair any different than food wrappers or soda cans? Those kind of dogs have particularly thick coats and with the "heat wave" they're having there I'm sure they were shedding quite a bit. What I find particularly hilarious is how she says she always picks up litter when she's at the park yet shes shocked that it wasn't ok to just leave a pile of her precious dogs hair lying on the ground.

Aside from being a natural substance rather than man-made, birds often use hair for nesting material.  Why do cops hate birds?


There is nothing natural about our pets.

The number of, and types of, dogs we keep as pets are not naturally sustainable.  Without people purchasing them, providing for them, and raising them as pets - these dogs would never exist in such numbers.  The amount of land and wildlife required to keep a wild dog alive is far more than we could allocated to each dog, particularly in population dense areas like cities.  In rural Iowa - sure - let your dog crap in the middle of your 10 acres of land.  It can crap for an entire lifetime and you'll never have a problem.

But open a park in the middle of New York, or London....and suddenly you've got a park the size of a city block that has 200 dogs pooping in it, each day.  That's not natural.

Yes, dogs shed.  Their coats and shedding habits were the result of evolution, until people got involved.  Now we buy whatever dog is 'pretty'.  That dog was meant to live in places like Siberia (no seriously, that's where the Siberian Huskie comes from) - but it is pretty, so let's have it in the UK!  So the AMOUNT of shedding that dog will do is hardly natural.

So you've got an unnatural population density of dogs that are unnaturally suited for their environment.  I find it hard to buy the, 'But it is natural' argument.

And even if I did - so what?  Being natural isn't justification.  Violence is natural.  Sex is natural.  Nudity is natural....none of these things are widely accepted by modern societies, certainly not in public parks.

Giant clumps of dog hair *is* litter.  And she left them *in a public park*.  That makes her guilty of littering.

If everyone that went to the park left behind that amount of liter the park would be trashed in a few weeks.
2013-07-20 06:48:28 AM
1 votes:
why is this being discussed? how can there be any debate about the pro and con of leaving clumps of dog hair in a public place? what is this world coming to?
2013-07-20 06:16:29 AM
1 votes:

the_chief: Oh my god, who freaking cares?


I'm sorry, I must have missed something... why did you come in here again?
2013-07-20 06:13:07 AM
1 votes:
Oh my god, who freaking cares?
Esn
2013-07-20 05:41:29 AM
1 votes:

nytmare: I saw a goose shed a feather on a walkway the other day. I fined it for littering. I got hissed at, so I fined it for disturbing the peace. Then it shiat on my car so I fined it for vandalism. Then it bit me so I fined it for attempted murder.


I stepped in goose poo the other day and left a big mess on the ground and my shoes. The geese fined me for infringing their copyright by creating an unlicensed derivative work.
2013-07-20 05:26:29 AM
1 votes:

Pray 4 Mojo: Triumph: Pray 4 Mojo: Look lady... you wouldn't groom your dogs at home, put the hair in a bag, take it to the park and dump it in the ground

Yeah, there's a smart argument. How do you feel about tossing an apple core under an apple tree?

I have no idea what this has to do with what I said... but it's littering.


So, if the dog rubbed its back against a tree and some clumps of hair came off would the owner still be responsible for littering?
2013-07-20 01:38:15 AM
1 votes:

Pray 4 Mojo: Look lady... you wouldn't groom your dogs at home, put the hair in a bag, take it to the park and dump it in the ground


Yeah, there's a smart argument. How do you feel about tossing an apple core under an apple tree?
 
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