COMMENT - Fine the owners!

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THERE are surely few things more disgustingly unpleasant than helping a junior footballer clean up after some youthfully exuberant tackle sees him unknowingly slide into dog mess.

It seems astonishing that, after so many high-minded information campaigns that waste no time in pointing out the dangers of toxocara to young bodies, some owners are still wilfully letting their pets foul our sports fields and pitches.

Now is high time, clearly, to get tough.

Use surveillance if need be to catch them in the act and fine them.