UK: Mail union not amused as pet company releases treat for dogs called ‘Postman’s Leg’

POSTIES are barking mad after a dog bone called Postman’s Leg was launched in stores across Scotland.

They say the natural beef bone, more than a foot long, is making fun of dog attacks on postal workers.

But the manufacturers of the £1.49 treat insist the name is purely tongue-in-cheek and pet owners see the joke with several thousand of the bones sold every week.

A spokesman for the Communication Workers Union said: “Whilst we appreciate the intended humour in the name, over 26,000 postal workers have been attacked and injured by dogs in the last six years.

“Two postmen were nearly killed in attacks in 2007 and 2008, and many others have lost fingers and parts of limbs.

“Reckless and negligent owners who fail to act when their animals attack and injure postal workers or anyone visiting their home, can now face prosecution.”

More than 26,000 posties have been attacked since 2008

The Postman’s Leg bone is sold all over the UK and Europe and is produced by Dugdale Davies Pet Treats, based in Lancashire.

Read more: Mail union not amused as pet company releases treat for dogs called ‘Postman’s Leg’ – Daily Record.

  • Letter Carrier

    Get over it. Where’s your sense of humor?

  • DAccee1988

    upto I saw the receipt 4 $5914 , I didnt believe that my mother in law actually taking home money in there spare time on-line. . there sisters neighbour has done this for only about and resently repaid the loans on their home and purchased a gorgeous Renault 5 . site here

    ⌘.Ws/dfgh

  • MrZip

    I agree, Get a sense of humor. The only animals that will equate the treats/bones with the leg of a mail carrier aren’t the ones that usually bite. In fact, I can’t believe that it’s taken this long for someone to market this. From the headline, I expected the product to be treats in the shape of mail carriers and meter readers. Me, I’m still laughing!

  • Bitten

    If it truly was meant to add humor to a daily hazardous portion of a mail carrier job, then I am fine with it! Why doesn’t the company donate a portion to the carrier’s union to help offset injuries from serious dog attacks! Yeah right! Who is laughing now?

  • MrZip

    Wow! What a great idea, really. And it would serve as good PR for the company. They could also sell the idea of it being ‘…something for the dog to bite INSTEAD of the postman’s real leg.’