You do a diservice to pigs with your comparison.
I agree. Pigs are not that disgusting.
And it is not just the beaches. Very few seem to understand the importance of simple trash pick-up. I have lived in communities were there is no trash visible in any community, poor, rich, middle class, commercial, industrial, institutional, parks and of course, the beaches. It makes a huge difference on every level. But everyone must do their part. It is a cultural value that is top down and bottom-up. Schools teach it to children, parents do it themselves and enforce it, government enforces it, and the corporate community promotes and nurtures it. Living around here, you sometimes forget how others with much less than we have, actually have a better quality of life.
And if they showed up at the beach tomorrow morning they would be pissed if they saw this.
People of my generation (I am 50) usually don't litter because of a great public education effort against littering in the 1970's. Does anyone else remember "Give a hoot — don't pollute!" or that crying Indian commercial?
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