Monday, March 9, 2015

Selected Morning Star Newsclips - In case you missed them


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Anonymous said...

I walk near the beach on the trails in the area and they are littered with dog feces. According to a recent US Environmental Protection Agency report,of which I have attached a segment below, only about 40% of dog owners pick up their pets feces. I also see many bags of feces discarded in the surrounding bushes. There are many health issues which can result from contact with these feces and I really don't want to be laying on a beach which would have feces ground into it over the winter. Please read the following segment from a current EPA article;

According to a survey by EPA, 40 percent of dog owners do not pick up their pets’ waste at all and all that waste pollutes waterways. And two or three days worth of droppings from a population of about 100 dogs can contribute enough bacteria to temporarily close a bay and all watershed areas within 20 miles to swimming and shell fishing.

Abandoned pet waste presents human health hazards to families and communities, Rose said, including so-called “zoonotic” pathogens.

“These are bacteria and parasites that infect the intestinal tract of humans and animals and are excreted in our feces which are poops. These pathogens can be transmitted from animals to humans and from humans to animals by contaminated hands, surfaces, food and water. These include bacteria like salmonella, and parasites like cryptosporidium and giardia,” she said.

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