Chinese government installs dog bathrooms on its streetsBy Mason White 12:55 PM February 5, 2013
By: Debbie Gross
Dogs are known to be man’s best friend. Some people train their dogs to go to the bathroom when they are in the house.
But when they go outside for their daily walks, dogs, just do their business whenever and wherever they are, leaving its owner to clean up the stinky mess. After that, dog owners have to carry the smelly droppings until a garbage can is found.
Some people don’t bother cleaning up after their dogs, they leave it on the floor causing others to accidentally walk into the stinky mess.
In an effort to combat this problem many countries have passed laws forcing people to pick up after their dogs of face fines.
Before passing a law to force people to clean up after their pets, the Chinese government is doing its part to make it easier for its citizens to keep the country clean. The government has installed about 80 of the animal bathrooms, which are now being tested in South China’s Guangdong province.
The bathrooms for pets are placed near parks and alongside sidewalks, so they are convenient for dogs to use. The pet bathrooms are filled with sand, so they don’t leave the area with a bad smell.
According to reports, if the trial bathrooms are successful, there will be an additional 1,200 public toilets for pets. Under the new law, Chinese residents who do not pick up after their pets will get a fine of $80.