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New rules for dog walking in Yunnan triggers a heated discussion online

By : InKunming | Published: 2018-11-06

[InKunming--YunnanAn ordinance of dog walking time promulgated by the government of Yunnan’s Wenshan city is called “the most strict dog walking regulation in history” by netizens recently. Some people think it is very reasonable and hope that other provinces and even the whole country could popularize the same notice. However, one of the rules, no dog walking from 7:00-22:00, has aroused a heated discussion among netizens.

The notice stipulates that all dogs in Wenshan should be chained with a leash no more than 1 meter long and be drawn by an adult when go outside. Dog owners are not allowed to walk their pets between 7:00-22:00. The ordinance is formulated with the so-called aim of optimizing the living environment and maintaining public security.

People who support it give some reasons, for instance, they may feel safer when walk outside. Human beings deserve more attention than dogs. Some also believe that the environment will become more clear because of the reduction of dog’s waste.

Whereas, the opposing opinions also take a large part of the discussion. They think that the pet’s rights should not be disregarded while the society become more civilized. The rules are too strict to allow pets to live in a healthy condition. Some are worried that the new dog walking time would disturb their rest.

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(Editors: Christine, Rachel)


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