Horses exempt from Poop Laws?

Here we have a reader who is a bit disturbed at the fecal land-masses that our City’s Horse Fleet leaves behind.

He sent in some pics of this past weekend’s Arts & Music Festival, and the horses that dropped 2.9 magnitude droppings on 8th & Washington, by Margherita’s Restaurant.

I’m wondering myself if the City has some kind of “system” in place, where the officer has to “reach out” to a sanitation worker each time “Silver” makes a “brown”…

The reader says:

“Clean up after your dog? Horse? I guess the Hoboken police force is exempt from this law.”

City code says (and it’s fun to read out loud – “soling action”):

ยง 93-16. Deposits, droppings and fecal matter.

“No person shall suffer or permit any animal which such person owns or controls to soil, urinate, defecate or deposit any droppings or fecal matter on any public sidewalk or area adjacent thereto, or upon any public grounds or parks, unless such person shall make a reasonable effort to clean such droppings, urination and fecal matter in good faith and within a reasonable time so as to prevent such soiling action, which soiling action is declared to be a public nuisance detrimental to public health. It shall not be deemed a violation of this section, if the offense is committed by a Guide dog.”

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11 Comments on "Horses exempt from Poop Laws?"


CreativeAngel
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CreativeAngel
8 years 11 months ago

Nothing like horse sh*t on your tires, huh?

CreativeAngel
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CreativeAngel
8 years 11 months ago

[quote comment=”46489″]The same reason cops can make illegal turns and park in fire zones.[/quote]

Yeah. They also blindly skip past “Stop” signs.

CreativeAngel
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CreativeAngel
8 years 11 months ago

Here! Here! If I have to clean-up after beloved canine pals, then, by all means, there ought to be a rule about horse poop. Since it IS fertilizer, then maybe the horses should aim for the heroic patches of grass the seep through cracks in sidewalks. Kind… of…
li-i-ike… beloved canine pals do! ๐Ÿ˜†

chrisjur
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8 years 11 months ago

Where’s the big “horse diapers” that they usually put behind the ponies to catch the stuff? No room in the budget this year?

And I echo rapperd – Why in the hell do we even need horses in this town????? There’s already enough horsesh*t going on down at city hall…

willow
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willow
8 years 11 months ago

I also saw this and wondered how long it would take to clean up. I have seen several occasions when horse poop has been left for days. I once actually even called to complain because it sat in Columbus park right in the walk way for 3 days. I think Mounties should be required to carry poop bags to curb their horse. LOL. a garbage size bag should do.

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