Don't let the dogs out, Wenshan tells pet owners

Nov 07, 2018, 10:59 IST | Agencies

The ordinance issued by the city of Wenshan in Yunnan province on October 29 has been called the most restrictive in a nation where dog ownership has long been subject to tight regulations

Don't let the dogs out, Wenshan tells pet owners
The ban says dog leashes cannot be longer than 1 meter (3 feet) and dogs can only be walked by adults. Representational Image/AFP

A city in southwestern China has banned dog walking during the daytime and banished the pets entirely from parks, shopping centers, sports facilities and other public spaces.

The ordinance issued by the city of Wenshan in Yunnan province on October 29 has been called the most restrictive in a nation where dog ownership has long been subject to tight regulations.

Under communist China's founder Mao Zedong, pet ownership was considered a bourgeois affection but it has revived over recent decades with Chinese being more affluent but having smaller families.

Many cities, however, still maintain rules on what size dogs can live in what areas, with the capital Beijing banning large dogs from the city centre. However, Wenshan's ban appears to go well beyond that by saying dogs can only be outside before 7 am and after 10 pm. It also says dog leashes cannot be longer than 1 meter (3 feet) and dogs can only be walked by adults.

Catch up on all the latest Crime, National, International and Hatke news here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

DISCLAIMER: mid-day and its affiliates shall have no liability for any views, thoughts and comments expressed on this article.

College girl raped while spending time with her boyfriend

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK