Stray dogs regulations
Stray dogs living in desperate conditions around the world are common case for any country: dog bite incidents, high numbers of unwanted stray dogs in the streets… any of which are tortured, inhumanely killed within ‘population control methods’ and live in horrible conditions.
The issue is trying to be controlled by new regulations. The Chinese have followed now the ‘one child’ policy with ‘one dog’ rule. Starting from May, under the new regulations people will be limited to one dog per household. Any additional dogs will be seized by dog wardens and owners who don’t comply face a potential 3,000 yuan (£285) fine, a huge amount of Chinese earning power. People who already own more than one registered dog will be allowed to keep their pets (according to BBC news). The new Chinese rules, that might sound familiar to British dog owners, include keeping a dog on a leash in public, muzzling, poop scooping, microchipping.