LETTER: Reader witnesses man take handful of dog poop bags

Just parked up in Broadmead Village Shopping Centre. Whilst there, I saw something extremely disappointing. A lot is said about irresponsible dog owners across the CRD. It’s usually about them letting their dogs run without control or letting them poop just where they want and then leaving the area without picking it up.

Today I saw an example which demonstrated, to my mind shocking selfishness, and maybe a reason why we see so much dog poop around. Just before 12.50.pm. a man with quite a large dog walked up to a poop bag dispenser on the store wall and stood there for about five minutes whilst he pulled stream after stream of bags from the dispenser. He only stopped to stuff them into his pockets before pulling streams more out of the dispenser and filling other pockets. He didn’t stop until he had no more room in his pockets.

To me, it was a disgustingly selfish sight, showing no thought for anyone else who might have needed one or two because, although they buy their own, they have maybe used them up whilst out. I managed to catch this man on camera on one of his greedy, selfish acts.

John Davies

North Saanich