Dogs Peeing on Cars in China
The following article is translated from the September 8, 2006 edition of æ™¶æŠ¥, and has to do with the growing “dog problem” in Beijing, and how car owners are protecting themselves from the little critters:
Car Wheels Use Umbrellas” to Shield Themselves From Dog Pee
According to the Beijing Evening Post, people who walk around in the various living compounds around Beijing would feel very strange if they didn’t see dogs (or their traces). As a resident of Guang’an Men West Steet Complex 17 impatiently commented: “In order to prevent dogs from repeatedly peeing on the wheels of cars, people in our community put covers on their car’s wheels every day!”
Many people walk their dogs in this community. Everywhere cars were parked, their axles were covered either by concrete slabs or wood boards. Had all of the cars gotten into some big accident? The reporter had to ask to find out that the cars axles were covered to prevent any chance that a dog would pee on the wheels of the cars.. “There are too many dogs here, every day there is a pool of pee next to many of these cars. Some of the cars that are left in place for several days are damaged for good, even if you bring them to get washed the smell doesn’t go away.” The owner of a grey car told the reporter. His “weapon” is plywood, which he sets up very carefully to make sure any dogs are not able to pee on his car. He also told the reporter that he was the first one to think of this idea, and soon afterward many other people were doing the same to prevent dogs from peeing on their cars.
I hate to say it, but this is mostly because many Chinese people (in mainland China… this should in no way be generalized to Chinese people living outside of China) do not care about the property of others enough to prevent their dogs from peeing on it. Instead of preventing them from peeing on their neighbor’s car, they will just let the dog do its business and look the other way.