Failure to Scoop

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Houston horse owner Ben McCleary received a traffic citation for littering earlier this week. But McCleary didn’t chuck something out the car window–no, the citation referred to manure left behind by McCleary’s horse, Rascal, as the pair traveled along a road. Read the report on MSNBC.

This is an interesting situation–you’re riding along the road, your horse does what horses do. Now what? While it might be inconvenient and potentially unsafe to dismount and scatter or remove the pile, I can see the point that a horse-sized pile is no small deposit. Just imagine hitting one on a road bike. Geh.

McCleary is due in court March 11–so we’ll see what happens here. The local police chief wouldn’t comment, but was looking into the ticket

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