On September 22, the Denver District Office found 38-year-old Michael Close guilty of killing Isabella Thalass; While her boyfriend, Darien Simon, was shot twice with an AK-47 at the Denver ballpark on June 10, 2020.
According to a press release issued by the authorities, both Thalas and Simon were taking their dog for a walk when they encountered Closer, which started a verbal dispute over animal waste in the area. When the victim took out the pistol and started firing, the victims got away from the attacker.
Although the trial took two years to settle, the Denver District Office charged Close with first-degree murder. In addition, accusations of extreme indifference and assault.
Arguing an insanity problem, the man immediately pleaded not guilty, according to The Denver Post.
For her part, Denver District Attorney Beth McCann said: “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to get justice for Isabella Thalas and Darien Simon (…), moreover, I appreciate their outstanding work on our team of prosecutors. Extremely proud for. ”, he added.
It is noteworthy that the punishment will be on November 4 at 1:30 pm.
Dog Feces: Why Can They Cause a Big Contamination Problem?
Researchers from the University of Ghent in Belgium revealed research that estimated the addition of an average of 11 kg of nitrogen and 5 kg of phosphorus per hectare to nature reserves near the Belgian city of Ghent from dog feces and urine.
Researchers say the nutrients added through this form of careless fertilization are substantial and can be detrimental to biodiversity and ecosystem functioning.
The calculations show that the amount of nitrogen added by this previously unrecorded source is particularly significant compared to the total level of nitrogen in much of Europe through fossil fuel emissions and agriculture, which is between 5 kg and 25 kg per hectare. kg nitrogen is in between.
In this regard, Professor Peter de Fren of Ghent University and lead author of the research explained that they were “surprised how much of the nutrient content of dogs can be. Atmospheric nitrogen input from agriculture, industry and traffic receives much political attention, but dogs are completely neglected in this regard.,
That’s why the researchers called on land managers, especially those in low-nutrient ecosystems, to emphasize the negative effects of fertilizing dogs by encouraging visitors to dispose of their dog feces.
He also called for more stringent enforcement of leash enforcement and the establishment of more off-leash dog parks to reduce pressure on nature reserves.
In the experiment, which calculated the amount of nutrients Dogs add to the environment by registering the number of these animals present in four nature reserves.The researchers modeled a variety of scenarios, including whether the dogs were on leash or loose and whether the owners picked up the dog’s feces.
When the researchers created a scenario in which all dogs were leashed (a legal requirement on all of these reserves), they found that this reduced fertilization rates at most reserves, but reduced fertilization rates in small areas around roads. There was a significant increase in Over the course of one year, this contribution reached 175 kg of nitrogen and 73 kg of phosphorus per hectare.