BEIJING: A district government in east China has banned pet dogs and threatened to kill them on the spot if they were not removed, triggering protests from canine lovers.
"All dogs must be removed from the district before September 10, otherwise authorities will enter your house and kill your dog on the spot," state-run Global Times reported on Friday.
Termed as a "the cruelest ban", a statement released by local government of Dayang district in Shandong province said that the district government will ban residents from keeping dogs, including those who have an animal licence. It defended the ban saying that it is for the good of residents and the district's hygiene.
"The rule is aimed at preventing stray dogs from hurting residents, but made no further comments on why domestic dogs should also be eliminated," a district officer said.
"It's unacceptable. Many residents here keep dogs and have an animal licence. They cannot kill my dog and have absolutely no right to storm into my house without permission," a resident surnamed Yang told the paper.
For many Chinese who are permitted only one child, dogs have become life companions. Love for dogs has become so strong that several volunteer groups have been stopping lorries carrying captured dogs for slaughtered houses for meat in recent years and seizing the animals.
Mohammad Bin Tughlaq
Hope our governments will take a note of this and act in the same way to eliminate all stray dogs. Export all stray dogs to China and earn some Yuan. Also export all the dog lovers too as a bonus.
Dogs are one of the most lovable pets...how cruel to kill a pet.!!
Not just kill, those guys eat them as a delicacy!
I think there is a food crises in China.
D P K
lol.. rights for chinese ?? hahahaha
i hail Chinese decision to end every dog on streets.if they are pets a resolution should be there with conditions on the owner.
subho • 6 hours ago
What if one day due to a strange virus, dogs become like humans and humans become like dogs, who will kill whom then?
people must be starving