Ever thought the fight against dog fouling would be easier if there was some way to track each illegal turd?No, I've often thought it would be easier if we were allowed to beat the dog owners to death, though...
Well, don’t worry yourself any longer, there’s now an app for that.*raises eyebrows*
The app in question is Pooper Snooper, a project that claims to ‘empower people to tackle a messy problem’.
Dave Kilbey, CEO of Pooper Snooper, told Metro.co.uk that dog fouling is a ‘growing problem’, with issues to tackle the problem ‘coming and going to no lasting effect’.
‘Our app seeks to address the problem in a new way, by allowing people to easily and accurately record dog fouling data, along with bin locations, wherever they are,’ he said.
‘The data is instantly visible on a map in the app, revealing persistent problem areas where local authorities and communities can focus their attention.’That's great! Now I can walk along staring at my phone to see where the-
So when you see a turd on the street, press the ‘add poop’ button and you’ll get the chance to take a photo of said shit, confirm if it was in a doggy bag, and add any other notes if you so wish – colour, smell, shape etc.
From then on, anyone else with the app can look ahead at the area and be warned where to tread carefully.Yup, can't see this going wrong at all.
With enough users, it could start a trend in shaming dog owners into picking up after their beloved pets.Really? As 'nudge' tactics go, this looks like weak sauce to me.
Pooper Snooper also claims it could be a useful tool for local authorities to know where to send their environment officers, cutting down on needless poo-finding missions.You think they don't already know, and avoid those areas?