In France, for the past six months, the Paris Council has been conducting a massive campaign to clean up the capital's pavements.
SV Dog urinating against car wheel and being led away
LV Woman walking dog on pavement
CU Poster with anti-dog litter message (2 shots)
SV Dog urinating against lamppost
SV Man with dog cleaning dog excreta from shoes as larger dog looks on (2 shots)
SV ZOOM IN To dog droppings in road
SV Woman cleans poodle's behind, picks up excreta and throws it into gutter
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Background: In France, for the past six months, the Paris Council has been conducting a massive campaign to clean up the capital's pavements. And it's not so much aimed at the two-footed pedestrians as the four-footed ones.
SYNOPSIS: There's a million or so dogs in Paris and generally they're quite relieved when they go out for a walk with their owners. The campaign to date has been successful, but not sufficiently so that people can walk without looking down every few paces. Posters, advising where dogs can go about their business appear on almost every street corner--which many dogs find a handy place for standing around on three legs.
From November the first, parking meter maids had their duties extended. Now as well as sticking parking tickets on windscreens, they'll be "authorised to make remarks to the owners of dogs."
Despite the campaign, there are some fastidious Parisiennes who have, and will continue, to treat their dogs with all the deference due to their canine proteges.