|Landfill on the side of the road.|
|2 stray dogs catch some z's.|
|Looking for breakfast.|
|A pack of dogs take a walk.|
|I love the guy on the left.|
|One of the many piles.|
|Is it futile?|
|See the one peeking out from underneath?|
|They usually get scared when you approach.|
|How can this be acceptable?|
While taking these pictures I felt like I was doing a 20/20 exposé, but the truth is trash and strays are two of the biggest problems Egypt faces today. It's no secret. The trash is everywhere as you can see, and the poor strays are living in it. The men you see sweeping the street here, sadly, are ineffective. They sweep it all into piles or to one side and a truck is supposed to come take it away but trash sits on the side of the road this way for days, piling and spilling out of the dumpsters. It smells horrible. The odd thing is, inside people's homes, they keep clean and throw the trash out, and shops all sweep up everything into the street. Not their problem any more. Then of course there's the rampant littering.
The stray cats and dogs are almost always nursing or pregnant. They are often abused by children and eat garbage. It breaks my heart when I see the injured ones limping along. I don't know what can be done.
These are my 2 biggest peeves about Egypt. Will it ever change?