A county in China in the Yunnan province wants to ban dog walking in public by November 20. However, this measure received backlash and the authorities in the area are now reconsidering the proposed ban.
– A county in China hopes to ban dog walking.
– The authorities claim they want to protect residents from unleashed doggos.
– Many commented on the notice saying…
According to the circular, the main objective of the ban was to protect the residents. Allegedly, there were incidents when unleashed pets while out for a walk bit other people. The circular noted that if anyone is caught walking their dog in public for three times, the dog will be confiscated and killed. After the circular was out, many were outraged and commented negatively.
Dr. Jaipal Singh Gill, the executive director of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Singapore, said that the best way is to educate pet owners and their responsibilities over their fur babies. Keeping doggos inside all the time would also be detrimental to the welfare of animals claimed Gill.
It remains unclear what the county will propose next or if the circular will be carried out.
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