PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Cleaning up after animals is not only the right thing to do, it's state law. However, if you visit more than 200 miles of trails in Phoenix, pet owners are ignoring the law by not cleaning their animal's waste.

[WATCH: Hikers feel disrespected by pet poo left on Phoenix trails

Stanley Roberts hiked one of the trails in Phoenix and, after talking to hikers, looked into the amount of animal waste left on the trails. He discovered it is a real problem.

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It's not just dogs. It's horses too. Hikers say it's disrespectful that people don't clean up after their pets. 

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Caught Misbehaving with Stanley Roberts exposes individuals who brazenly defy the law or common courtesy, risking social and/or legal consequences. His reports air regularly on CBS 5 News at 10 p.m.

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