Officers turning green corner into dog toilet
At about 9.20am on March 21, I witnessed again an incident that, to me, demonstrates a level of inconsiderate behaviour and disregard for the environment that so often plagues us in Hong Kong.
The view from my office in Quarry Bay includes a police-car pound opposite the junction of Hoi Wan and Hoi Tai streets. In front of this compound, there has been some effort made to create a green corner to help break the monotony of concrete that surrounds us all. Although it is not formally planted, the wild greenery it provides is a welcome change.
What has appalled me recently is to see the occasional arrival of a police dog-handler unit which parks alongside this area and proceeds to allow the police dogs to use this green area as a toilet.
Once the dogs have finished, they then simply load them back into the vehicle, leaving their mess behind, and off they go.
I certainly don't blame the dogs, but this type of irresponsible behaviour by dog owners and handlers is often criticised by people inconvenienced by the action and is not the sort of behaviour I would expect from police officers. Would you want to be the one to cut the grass next time? I would appreciate, therefore, if the relevant authority would care to comment on this and would, at the very least, remind these officers of their duty to the public to uphold the law.
The vehicle involved on March 21 was a police van (registration and ID plate numbers supplied to the Sunday Morning Post ).
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