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China to build 1,000 public restrooms for pets

That's one way to keep city streets clean.
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Public restrooms for pets will soon grace some of China's streets. (TPG/AFP/Getty Images)

Public toilets for pets are coming to China.  

In an attempt to keep the city streets clean, Luohu District has installed 30 of the pet bathrooms for a trial period, local paper the Shenzhen Daily reported. Eighty of them have been built already.

More than 1,000 of them are slated for construction by the end of the year.

The push is part of the new "civility laws" being rolled out this year, theNanfang.com reported

The doggie restrooms are about 10 square feet in size, and will be placed on "greenbelts" along the sidewalks and around parks.

GlobalPost's Senior Correspondent in Hong Kong, Benjamin Carlson says this is "one of many signs that China is, as in many other respects, becoming like the developed world in its intense — and widespread — fondness for pets."

Reactions to the pet bathrooms are, of course, mixed. What do you think? Let us know in the comments. 

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