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The Unintended Consequences Of Picking Up After Your Dog

Leave it there and save the planet

Picking up your dogs poop may actually be worse for the environment than just leaving it where it is! You see, dog poop is actually the perfect metaphor for so many of the various unintended consequences of the green movement, such as ethanol, biofuels,or coal-fired plants that produce electricity.

Allow me to explain. I know what you’re going to say: if you live in a big city you don’t want your dog defecating on the sidewalk, okay I get that. However, people don’t think about the unintended consequences.    

All of you well intentioned people picking up after your dogs and putting the poop in a plastic bag, consider this: you have now put dog poop in a plastic bag where it will stay intact in a landfill for the next 30 years! If you had just left it alone it would be gone in a couple days.

Now that’s green!   

So if you really care about saving the environment, don’t pick up after your dog and the next time someone gives you a dirty look for not picking up after your dog, tell them it’s because you’re trying to save the earth.

Happy Earth Day!


Edward Woodson

Edward Woodson hosts the nationally syndicated The Edward Woodson Show. He can be heard weekdays 7-8 am ET on WZAB 880 AM in Miami, FL & 5-6 am MT on KFNX 1100 AM News-Talk Radio in Phoenix, AZ and can be reached at www.edwardwoodson.com.

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