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Buenos Aires Mayor Wants To Give Green Collars To Good Dogs

Photo: Mauricio Macri via Facebook

The mayor of Buenos Aires, Mauricio Macri, has said he wants to "congratulate" dog owners every time he sees them pick up after their dog on the street, and thinks it "unfair" that they should not be differentiated from those who leave streets "littered" with poop because "they pick up nothing.”

Thousands appeared to have approved his proposal on Facebook for responsible owners to put green collars on their dogs, to set an example that says “I clean up after my dog,” and many began posting pictures on networking sites to show they were getting involved, accompanied with #CollarVerde (#GreenCollar), reported Clarín.

The daily observed that dog poop in the Argentine capital’s green spaces was becoming a social irritant but authorities had yet to find a means of making people clean up after their pets.

Macri presented his idea as a civil initiative on his Facebook page. "Gradually more and more people will understand they must pick up after their dogs, not because of any law or fine, but because every owner with a dog and a green collar will be setting them an example. They will be saying, why am I cleaning up and not you?"

"That is how changes are made, one step at a time, from small to big."

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