Here in the States our options for hygienically disposing of our waste while out on the town are varied and luxurious, but the problem of open, public defecation in India has reached such an epidemic proportion that the only workable answer is a music video featuring dancing swirly piles of animated fecal matter being lured by a crappy pied piper to a dung party in an arena, conspicuously designed to resemble a giant toilet. I guess if there is one thing universally true, no matter where you’re from: poop likes to party, and it is easily fooled.
This catchy little tune “Take The Poo To The Loo” promoting UNICEF India’s “FAOD” or--I shit you not--"Fight Against Open Defecation” is apparently a REAL effort to help fight a REAL problem. I know, everything in my gut (mainly pre-processed poo) tells me that this can’t possibly be a real thing, but apparently, according to their website, “Daily 620 million Indians are defecating in the open. That's half the population dumping over 65 million kilos of poo out there every day.”
So, please, watch this educational video on how you can stop open defecation with the power of dance parties… or something. And be sure to take the pledge (I did, ‘cause, why wouldn’t I?) and TOGETHER, we can "Take The Poo To The Loo!"