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Why Is This Little Girl Eating Dog Poop on This Billboard?

The campaign in Bristol, England, to get people to pick up their dogs' poop gets very greasy.

 |  Jun 19th 2013  |   8 Contributions


It's a strange world when you have to do a double-take at a billboard to determine whether the cute little girl presented on it is smearing her face with dog poop. 

She is. The little girl on the billboard is smearing her face with dog poop. She's eating it, to be specific. Dog poop. Little girl eating dog poop on a billboard. Hanging high above Bristol, England. One girl, enjoying her dog poop in the sun. A billboard in Bristol, England, in 2013. 

God save the Queen.

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Now, did looking at this make you think, "I will never leave my dog's poop on the ground again because a little girl could eat it! Also: I know absolutely nothing about little girls and what they like to eat. Who knew?"

If you did think all that, good. That's the hope and prayers of the the Bristol City Council, who are currently weathering the storm brewed up by their controversial decision to put a girl smearing her face with dog poop on a billboard. The group defended itself on Twitter, writing, "Shocking imagery, but perhaps it will help encourage a few more dog owners to do the responsible thing."

Someone responded, "It seems to be working, I have seen 3 dog walkers eating dog poo this morning in the park."

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A close-up of the dog poop.

The sign, which features the text "children will put anything in their mouths" and just a really gross pile of poop on some grass, warns of a fine for people who don't pick up their poop.

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Girl eating the dog poop (detail)

By the looks of little girl's poop-smeared face, she appears to have gone through a solid handful of poop before the photographer got there, and is intent on licking the remaining poop from her hands. The poop is creamy, and is clearly fresh. It may even still be warm. I would not be surprised if the chef is in the distance, staring at the girl, hoping to get some feedback on the taste of what he just deposited on the playing field while his owner looked the other way and pretended not to notice what he was doing, the dirty, filthy, nasty scofflaw.   

If only he had seen a billboard like this! 

This is almost as good as the people delivering poop back to dog owners

Via the Metro

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