Mata Leao, I've personally never seen a person leave horse droppings on a
trail.I've seen many horses leave horse droppings on trails.
But never seen a person do it.
@Mata Leao: "What about people who leave horse dropping on the
trails?"1-Very few horses walking around the city sidewalks or
across your front lawn. You ought to expect a few different things on a mountain
trail than you do on your own front lawn. Don't complain about horse
droppings on trails and then demand that wild horses be given free rein to
multiple as they see fit. Either horses are a natural part of the environment or
they are not. Pick one.2-As strict herbavores, horses have different
droppings than do omnivorous dogs. Further, since horses do not live with people
while dogs do, dog droppings present higher risk of transmitting illnesses and
parasites to people than do horse droppings.3-Because of #2, horse
droppings are much easier to see and avoid, and if stepped in do not smell
nearly as bad as do dog droppings. Cat stuff is worse than both.
@ Dennis Fitzgerald"I see too many people ignore their
pet's smelly contribution to the environment."You say that
like it's harming the environment. Now, I don't know how it works in
Australia, and although I think it's rude to leave dog droppings on other
people's lawns, animal poop is some of the best fertilizer for plants there
is. When I find dog poop on my lawn, I usually rake it over to one of the
nearest plants to help fertilize it.
Or a hand.
What about people who leave horse dropping on the trails?
I like it.
Dennis, it's already a law, just like driving and texting is a law. Neither
are enforced and the people violating those laws don't care about anyone