County to Execute the Pet DOGS if Owners Walk Them in Urban Areas

County to Execute the Pet DOGS if Owners Walk Them in Urban Areas

County to Execute the Pet DOGS if Owners Walk Them in Urban Areas
Photo: Daily Mail UK

A county in Southern China in mid-November this year will execute pet dogs if owners will walk them in urban areas.

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According to the Daily Mail report, Weixin County in Yunan Province recently issued an order banning owners from walking their pet dogs in areas at all times. Further, police will execute pet dogs if they are caught on the street three times.

In an official notice the local media released online, the rule aims to “’safeguard the physical health and personal safety of the people.” It also aims to maintain order both in areas and in communities and promote “citizens’ civilised dog-keeping actions.”

Police will give warning to pet owners for the first offense. However, second-time offenders will pay a fine amounting to RMB200. If pet dogs are spotted on the street for the third time, the police will kill them.

County to Execute the Pet DOGS if Owners Walk Them in Urban Areas
Photo: Daily Mail UK

The report said the rules are drafted by 4 authorities from Weixin County. This include officials from the Public Security Bureau and the market watchdog.

They encouraged residents to carry out “self-rectification” before November 20, and the ban will officially roll out after that.

The regulation created heated discussion on different Chinese social media platforms. The topic titled “Yunnan Shaotong Weixin County bans dog walking in urban areas” on Weibo became a viral topic. It garnered more than 11.6 million clicks and over 1,800 comments.

However, the said ban is not new in the province. In 2018, officials in Weishan issued an order banning pet owners from walking their dogs from 7am to 10pm as part of official efforts to “improve residents’ living conditions and maintain public safety.”