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‘Psych warfare’ on remiss dog owners works like a charm

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22.02.2019

I have yet to witness a dog owner walking away without picking up after their dog.

Yet, I keep seeing dog poop on the sidewalk almost daily, ad nauseam. Why is that?

A recent visit to the Uji municipal office in Kyoto Prefecture finally answered this question, which had bothered me for years.

"The great majority of dog owners are perfectly decent people who are conscientious about picking up after their animals," said Hirohisa Shibata, 52, a city environmental planning department official, who came up with a highly effective, low-budget measure to rid the sidewalks of dog excrement.

The concept is........

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