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Trump statues for dogs to pee on pop up in NYC

I guess he really likes golden showers.

NYC-based artist Phil Gable of brand content studio Porcupine Armadillo has put up five busts of Donald Trump around Brooklyn – not as a tribute, but as a place for dogs to pee on.

In an interview with Gothamist, the creative explained that the artworks, which were installed on small cuts of astroturf last week, were a form of humorous protest against POTUS.

“It was largely just a personal expression of my own disdain for Donald Trump, both as a President and a human being,” he said. “I find it cathartic anytime I can express disdain through comedy, especially if it’s related to politics. And this case, it’s both funny and useful, which makes me happy.”

Aside from poking fun at Trump, the busts actually serve the public by encouraging dogs to pee in appropriate places. Gable told VICE:

“As a dog owner, I know people get understandably annoyed when dogs pee on their flower beds. But a dog’s instinct to pee where another dog has previously peed is quite strong.

“They need positive places to pee. If you reward them enough for peeing in appropriate places, that’s the best way to keep them from peeing in places that annoy people.

“So I sprayed the whole thing down with a dog potty-training aid to make it attractive to initial users. I think we’ll have critical mass very soon.”

Gable plans to install more of these Trump busts in Manhattan soon, giving more Americans the chance to vent out against their number one source of frustration.

“I know this isn’t a grand gesture of protest. He’s not going to hear about dogs peeing on a tiny statue of him and just say, ‘That’s it. Now, I’m stepping down’,” he added. “But everybody has their own way of dealing with things.”


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