Officials in Jiangmen, China, are banning residents from keeping their pet dogs!!
In one week, owners can begin taking their dogs to drop-off centers, where they will either be adopted by residents of rural areas or euthanized. THAT'S HORRIBLE!!
The ban targets dogs in densely populated sections of Jiangmen, a city with a population of 3.8 million. Any owners who wish to keep their dogs must apply for a license. But it seems that only people who plan to use their dogs to provide security for valuable warehouses or businesses will be granted licenses.
"Our aim is not to kill all the dogs in the city's urban areas, but we hope to create a better environment for the city by banning the keeping of dogs. And we hope dog owners and residents can understand and cooperate with law enforcement personnel,"
said a police officer, who did not want to be named.
According to sources, 42 people in Jiangmen died form rabies last year.
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