Chinese City Lifts Ban on Dogs, Enforces Strict LawsPublished August 5, 2011
The Chinese city of Jiangmen has been the center of attention for dog lovers throughout the world over the past couple of days.
Recently, the city officials of Jiangmen had decided that dogs were too much of a health hazard to the general population, and made the move to effectively ban dogs from the city. Between the dates of August 10 and August 25, owners were to relinquish their beloved pets to the authorities, who would attempt to relocate the dogs with willing adopters outside of the city limits or to shelters.
Dog lovers in the city did not go quietly, however. Rather than lying over and listening to their government, the Chinese dog owners united and demonstrated their dislike for this new ban. Their actions forced the Chinese government to lift the ban that was meant to be put in place.
With that said, the situation is not much better for dog owners in the city of Jiangmen. Despite being able to keep their beloved pets, city officials have decided to put laws in place that prevent owners from taking their pets into any public places, including parks and city squares. It doesn't take much to figure that that pretty much limits the lifestyle of the dog you own.
Is what the Chinese officials are doing in Jiangmen right or ethical? How would you feel if your city or town officials decided to put a ban on dogs, lift the ban, and then formulate laws that pretty much limit the lifestyle of you and your pup? Let us know in a comment!