A Butt Versus What Comes from a Butt….

A smoker in England is mad because her fine for throwing a cigarette butt on the ground is more than the fine for dog poop on the pavement in this story from the Evening Herald:

Smoker’s anger at £75 litter fine
By Staff Copy
A SMOKER fined £75 for dropping a cigarette butt was outraged to find out she was paying more than someone caught allowing their dog to mess. Julie Percival, 36 of St Margaret’s Avenue, Rushden was unaware that she would receive a £75 fine for dropping a cigarette butt and even more upset by the fact that her fine was higher than a fine for dog fouling which is only £50.

She said: “I think it is extortionate. I didn’t know you could get fined for dropping a cigarette butt. People should be made aware that that is the cost.

“I am annoyed. I know it is wrong and I shouldn’t have done it but if a dog fouled on the pavement it is only a £50 fine and that can spread diseases. I think it should be the other way round. “

But, Julie, the cigarette butt will be around for seven to ten years.

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