Residents in a Chinese city are trying to come to grips with a strict regulation on dog ownership which is due to be enforced.
Starting July 1, families will only be allowed to own one dog — even if they currently own more than one.
It is prompting many to protest what they consider a cruel regulation.
It appears to be aimed at controlling the population of stray dogs in the city of Guangzhou. The city is also preparing to host the Asian Games next year, and the feeling among officials is that fewer dogs means cleaner sidewalks.
But it’s forcing people with more than one dog to make a tough choice. One woman complains that she can’t be expected to keep one dog and get rid of the other when they are both considered members of her family.
LifeofGuangzhou.com tells us similar measures are being instituted in other parts of China. They had better not try that nonsense with the writer’s Rhodesian ridgebacks or they will get a nasty nip in a place they cannot show the vicar.