Or poop, as our friends across the pond might say.
I apologise for raising this unsavoury topic but it has been on my mind for some time.
Here in France, I am very impressed by the amount of free doggie poo bags that are available to dog walkers.
In the uk, we have to provide our own. As a conscientious dog walker, I don’t mind that at all and have always cleared up after my dogs.
So why, in France, don’t people USE them. I don’t get it. I have spared you from any photos of the copious amounts of dog poo(p) that decorate the streets and pavements here. Instead, I have photographed the free bags and also the signs asking people to clear up after their dogs.
I am not alone in my opinion. In a brilliant article entitled:
‘Mind the merde: why can’t French cities clean up after their dogs?’ Phil Hoad
of the Guardian echoes my feelings.