Sunday, 26. April 2015
01. 05. 14. - 16:15
It is hardly a Michaelangelo or something that you might find in a London square. But a statue of a dog picking up its own business is to be unveiled in Russia this week.
The dog statue, over a metre high and made of vandal-proof steel, shows a hound standing on its back legs doing the job of cleaning ups its poop with a slogan saying: "Who's the animal?"
It is being unveiled in Yekaterinburg, the fourth largest city in Russia and the administrative centre of a huge region on the border with Asia and Europe.
Viktoria Melnik, director of the project "Clean Yard - Clean Conscience", said that the goal of the statue is to make people clean up after their beloved dogs.
"We are sick to death of mountains of dog s**t that litters the pavements, causes an unholy stink and mess and, what is worse, is a serious health hazard to adults and children alike, particularly the latter. They play with toys or their hands on the ground that then end up in their mouths with a serious health risk," she said.
"The waste can carry a parasite that can make a child go blind over time after eating it. This statue is about getting everyone to become more socially responsible."
The statue is to be unveiled at the "Pavlika Morozova" park and comes after previous campaigns to get dog owners to clean up after their pets - including free bags and pooper scoopers - all failed.
"We hope that this will hammer the message of cleanliness home," added Melnik.
Semmering Offers 50% Discount To Selected Heroes
The Magic Mountain Semmering will hold two Weeks of Heroes from 1st to 14th March as Panhans Holding Group says thank you to safety and well-being volunteers and professionals.
Skier Survived Almost Two Hours Buried Alive
A skier had a miracle escape after being buried under two metres of snow for nearly two hours during an avalanche in Austria, it was revealed last night.
Puppies Found Stuffed Inside Suitcase In Back Of Van
A litter of puppies destined for a dog farm was rescued after being found stuffed inside suitcases in the back of a van.
Kangaroo That Hopped It Spotted In Garden
Austrian police investigating reports of an escaped kangaroo have been given concrete proof after a local woman managed to photograph the animal in her back garden.
First Images Of Eurovision Stage
These are the first images of the design for the Eurovision Song Contest stage unveiled in the Austrian capital Vienna which is the home of last year's winner Conchita Wurst.
Russian Mafia Boss Nabbed At Vienna Railway Station
A Russian mobster wanted for a string of brutal murders was arrested in the gentile Austrian capital Vienna when commandos swooped as he went to buy a train ticket.
Teen Girls Arrested After Offering Themselves To IS Fighters
Austrian officials who recently cracked down on terrorism by arresting several people believed to be recruiting and fundraising for ISIS have revealed two more teenage girls tried to leave the country to marry terrorist fighters.
Ebola's deadly reach impacts Vienna student
Austria has yet to record its first case of Ebola, but the feared virus has already had a severe impact on the lives of Africans living in Vienna.
Grigorij Sokolov Works His Magic At Vienna Konzerthaus
Whilst the world-famous Wizard of Oz played at the Volksoper, there was another Wizard in the Konzerthaus giving his 16th performance in Vienna!
Penelope Cruz To Play The Ice Cream Killer
The memoirs of the woman dubbed the Ice Cream Killer after she shot dead two ex-lovers before hacking the bodies up with a chainsaw and telling neighbours the noise was a new ice cream machine are due to be turned into a blockbuster with Penelope Cruz playing the lead role.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|Cyclist Disfigured After Truck Door Opens|
|Six Legged Kid Dubbed Spider Goat|
|Teacher Beats Girl As Shocked Classmates Reduced To Tears|
|Father Dresses In Drag To Raise Money For Sick Son|
|Devoted Wife Pulls Blind Hubby Around With Bamboo Stick|
Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.
Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.