And they should be! It's uncool to leave a dog deuce for someone to step in. But it's not just that the poop is stinky and has germs.
Fran Gibbons, who's on the local city council, gave this dire warning:
"Dog [poop] can cause blindness – if an older person or young child happens to slip and get something in their eye, within months their sight could be gone."
Actually, no. I'm pretty certain this is, shall we say, crazy-talk. But I am sort of smirking at the thought of an older person (like me) slipping at the park and being launched face-first into a hound grumpy.
Staggering to my feet, I scream: "I CAN'T SEE! I'VE GONE BLIND!"
Then a little girl walking a pug says, "Please sir, open your eyes."
And I do. And I can see again!
BONUS: Dog poop agents in Lancashire may be equipped with night-vision goggles to catch dogs pooping in the dark. Awesome!