This Vending Machine Takes Bottles And Gives Food To Stray Dogs In Exchange

A company in Turkey called Pugedon has created a somewhat bizarre but effective way to kill two birds with one stone – their vending machine in Istanbul takes bottles deposited for recycling and dispenses food for the city’s stray dogs.

The machine works because the profit from the recycled bottles covers the cost of the dog food that the machine dispenses.

Istanbul is known for its high number of stray dogs – some estimates say that there are as many as 150,000. Some locals love having the dogs around, who have adjusted so well to city life that they stop at traffic lights and walkways, but others want to get rid of them because of their aggression and their role as disease vectors.

Turkey is known for its large numbers of stray animals roaming its urban areas. The city of Istanbul alone is home to more than 150,000 stray dogs and cats, according to Deutsche Welle. While some welcome their company, others complain that the animals are sources of disease and danger.

These complaints have led the Turkish government to draft a law which would require thousands of stray dogs to be transported to a "wildlife park," removing the animals from the urban environment which they have adapted to, Deutsche Welle reports. (Source)


Responses to "This Machine Feeds Stray Dogs In Exchange For Recycling Bottles (VIDEO)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    absolultly wonderful how kind and generous to lost animals and strays thank you for sharing this film Val Bounds Australia

  2. Anonymous says:

    Amazing work.. we need these everywhere!!!!!! Keep up the great work for the unwanted poor little animals...

  3. Anonymous says:

    Love the idea but does this not perpetuate the problem?

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