As a "responsible" dog owner, it always amazes me when people don't clean up after taking their pets when walking outside. There have been several articles recently about public parks and walking trails looking to ban dogs. The main reason? Because of the mess dogs leave. The problem is, it's not the dog's fault, it's the owners.
And now, responsible dog owners are suffering because others aren't cleaning up after their pets. If you don't want to clean up a little dog poop, why get the dog in the first place? That's one very simple responsibility of having a pet. And for those of us who do clean up, we're stuck suffering the consequences of those who don't.