Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Barking's dogged resistance to dog poo

Barking and Dagenham council is to become the first UK council to DNA-test dog poo left on the streets. Once all the borough's dogs have been chipped and DNA sampled then any rogue poo merchants can be caught and fined. Some poor council official is going to have to take a sample of the pavement poo and then analyse it with Pooprints (this is a copyrighted name) technology. Such canine capers could represent the turd way in council politics. And poo-testing will surely take off in Pupminster and then travel all stations to Pooburyness.


  1. You've no business writing about Barking & Dagenham in your Essex blog.
    Barking & Dagenham is a London Borough, nothing to do with your rural county.

  2. I know it's technically London now, but up until 1965 when the Greater London boundaries came in it was Essex. And it still feels spiritually Essex to me…

    1. Can't see how old you are, but I'm guessing you're under 50, so why do you have a bond with the pre-1965 idea of Essex? Are you the type that drives a vintage car? Do you consider West Ham Utd an Essex club?
      How, in your view, does a place qualify as being 'spiritually' in Essex?

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