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.
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”):
§ 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.”