Image copyright Getty Images Image caption One poster called the scheme “an outrage” and urged authorities to go after childless parents
A number of people have written to the Telegraph in response to a warning from a Surrey mother about fake drops.
Melissa Russell wrote on Facebook about the dropped droppings of a mitten in front of her children, aged three and six.
One poster called the scheme “an outrage” and urged authorities to go after childless parents who could be trying to “milk the sympathy”.
The Surrey and Sussex public health inspector who gave the warning said false drops can lead to spread of diseases.
Image copyright EPA Image caption Melissa Russell says there were “no stains” on the mittens after the discovery
Melissa Russell, who wrote that there was “no stain” on the mittens after finding the fake drops, said: “That’s not acceptable. It gives a toddler the impression that the worlds their parents are living in is one where we are exclusively clean and immaculate.”
She told the local paper: “As a woman who cleans around the home, I could not be shocked by it. A child being pestered to clean up a mess is not all that far-fetched. In 2017 we are living in a world where every day is Muggles Day.”
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption ‘One of my parents dropped a fox scent into my tea box’
But one poster called the scheme “an outrage”. While another online wrote: “I haven’t a clue what’s going on with you people.”