"Dog Poo Plague in Budapest" Budapest Warnings Or Dangers Tip by budapest8
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The Dog Poo Plague is no laughing matter here in Budapest when you have
according tothe Budapest Sun 400,000 dogs( I am at odds with the figures as
different source articles state another figure???) doing a doo doo every day
and a quite few tons of the stuff ends up on the pavements, streets, parks
and childrens playgrounds of this fair city.
I have been quite fortunate all things considered, I have stepped in my
fair share, or even a couple of times relaxing in the parks sat in something.
Apparently 15 children go blind every year in Hungary from getting the germs
on their hands and touching their eyes.I will paste an article from a local
website with some details. Do you realise there is 1 dog for every
5 people in Budapest!
Budapest Dogs in Shock as Anti-Poo Fears Become Reality
Dogs and dog-owners throughout Budapest are reeling following
a decision by District VIII to aggressively crack down on those who
fail to clean up after their dogs. According to daily Népszabadság,
the government of the perpetually poo-caked quarter of the Hungarian
capital will begin imposing immediate fines of Ft 10,000 (?40.84)
on anyone caught walking a dog without a pooper-scooper or similar
device for collecting canine ca-ca, and three times that for those unable
to pay on the spot.
It is the first serious attempt since the change of political systems in Hungary
to deal with the problem of dog doo, which in Budapest has reached cataclysmic
problems, being home to an estimated 170,000 dogs producing 18 tons of dung
each and every day. And just in case you think that's not so much, remember,
we're talking 18 metric tons, which is one heaping load of crap, no matter
how you divvy it up.
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