A car hire firm is calling for horse riders to saddle the burden of cleaning up after their animals, or face a £1,000 fine for leaving piles of poo on the UK’s roads.
ValueHire.co.uk has made the controversial suggestion after surveying drivers who have to dodge, or drive through the equine waste product blighting many rural roads.
Spokesperson Susan Jones for the hire firm said: “76% of our customers are cross about this. Horses can leave an extraordinary amount of mess on the roads compared with a dog, so why should they be exempt from any of the fines dog owners face?
“Not only do cars have to drive around or through this mess, but anyone who uses the road could cycle or walk in it too, it’s really dangerous.
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Dog owners face big fines if they fail to clear up after their pets, so is it fair that horse riders can clog the roads with hefty piles of horse manure on the road?
The hire firm propose a £1,000 fine per offence, which they say would mean either horse riders took measures to clean up their horse mess or they contributed sufficiently to the clean-up by local authorities.
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