China Aims for Cleaner Streets With Public Dog Restrooms

Because being grossed out by dog poop is universal, public dog restrooms are coming to the Chinese district of Luohu.

The district has installed 30 pet bathrooms on a trial basis as part of new “civility laws” that are being implemented this year, according to the English-language site The NanfangThe district plans to have 1,000 pet bathrooms installed by the end of the year.

The pet bathrooms are really just one-meter square grassy areas with low fences around them. There’s no plumbing involved.

The bathrooms will be placed on greenbelts along the sides of roads and in parks.

This isn’t the first time public rest areas have been installed for pets: residents of Bogota, Columbia, grossed out by the dog poop situation in a public park, built special dog bathrooms that were round cement pits filled with sand and lime (to combat the spread of fecal bacteria). It appears that parks in Belgium and France offer similar conveniences.

(via: Global Post)

(Photo Credit: iStockphoto)

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