Saturday, August 19, 2017

Officials unveil statue to encourage dog owners to pick up after pets

On Friday, Yekaterinburg officials unveiled a new statue in Monument Square depicting a dog and large pile of feces, designed to encourage dog owners to pick up after their pets.

The project, entitled "Clean Yard-- A Clear Conscience" was designed and produced by sculpture students at the Ural State Academy of Architecture, AMIC.ru reports.

The statue itself is temporary by design, as artists composed the dog and the feces out of particle board and plaster, coated in bronze paint.

Project organizers said the initial shock value of the piece will be enough to shame careless dog owners who do clean up after their pets, according to AMIC.ru.