Austrians Urged to Count Dog Droppings

 |  Sep 20th 2006  |   2 Contributions

Should we start sending Austrian dog owners some plastic bags? What's up with this Austrian Dogsters?

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Austrians Urged to Count Dog Droppings

Organizers of a campaign trying to clear Vienna's streets of dog droppings are urging residents to record how many droppings they see in the space of five minutes and report the figure as part of an impromptu census.

A group that wants the droppings cleaned up said it would compile the figures and present them to city officials on Monday as part of its stepped-up effort to pressure the Austrian capital to deal with the problem.

In May, activists collected 157,000 signatures on a petition demanding that the city launch some kind of cleanup program and toughen penalties for dog owners who don't clean up after their pets.

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