Dog poo always generates a big debate amongst politicians and the wider public. Vienna City Council is currently running a billboard poster campaign on the subject which has definitely grabbed people’s attention. Personally I get to see one of the posts, of dog poo in a snow globe, as I get on the tram in the morning and later on my journey as I exit the U2 at Asprenstrasse.
Some years ago I used to be a Councillor on an English County Council. It was at this time I developed the dog poo theory. The more complex the issue the fewer people want to speak (and leave it to the experts), whilst the more basic the issue the more everyone wants to speak. Go and watch the workings of your local council meeting or committee to test this theory.
The Austrian Times is currently highlighting the debate caused by the current poster campaign:
The latest addition to this poster campaign is a pile of cigarette buts in a snow globe.