《Chinese City Bans Daytime Dog Walking in a Crackdown on Canines》（The New York Times）
A major city in China is cracking down on pet dogs, banning dog walking during the day and prohibiting many larger breeds, after a publicized fight between a dog owner and a bystander.
The new rules in Hangzhou, in eastern China, were adopted after a dog owner was filmed pushing and shoving a woman who had kicked his dog. Before the fight, surveillance footage showed a young boy hiding behind her as the dog circled them without a leash.
The harsh restrictions on dogs — which hark back to anti-pet rules in earlier decades of Communist rule and reflect continuing tensions over the place of dogs in society — officially took effect on Thursday. In addition to a dog walking ban from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., officials vowed to confiscate or kill dogs that were not properly licensed, fining negligent owners 5,000 to 10,000 RMB, or $720 to $1,440. Dogs found outdoors outside of the curfew would also be “detained temporarily” and their owners could be fined.
对狗的严厉限制于周四正式生效 – 这可以追溯到前几十年共产党统治时期的反宠规则，并反映出社会上对狗的持续紧张局面 。除了从上午7点到下午7点的禁止行走之外，官员还发誓要没收或杀死没有获得许可证的狗，罚款狗主人5,000至10,000元人民币。在禁止时段外，在户外找到的狗也将被“暂时拘留”，他们的主人可能会被罚款。
The city has also banned 34 “vicious” large breeds, including Tibetan mastiffs, German shepherds, Great Danes, Chinese rural dogs and some mixed breeds. A volunteer involved in animal adoptions said this could make it difficult for dog owners who have already rescued large dogs.
kind words matter : This is so sad. Chinese government doesn’t understand the amazing attributes of dogs, how important they are for people, elderly, families and children. Dogs offer companionship, comfort, avert loneliness, reduce stress and blood pressure! Walking dogs helps with fitness.
dinnnia : This is a country that is hosting the #WorldDogShow2019.
ProcessISInc.com : Great idea. Pet owners are very inconsiderate of others. What a nuisance! Even on aircrafts now? With on seats
Angela Thran : Oh dear! Dogs need their walks & parks to exercise, to have some fun w others too. It’s like a play day for them. Perhaps they need to send their dogs to Dog school.
Notsoloud : that is messed up!
@amkyj : There are no bad dogs, just bad dog owners! SMH!
((Jen Quist)) : Why would you post this? Trump will see it as a strong man move and think about emulating ( he’s obviously not a dog man)
Deidre Carmody : Whatever really happened I must stress that the OWNERS should be re trained & banned from walking not our lovely Best Friends
john w. king : i thought china-men`s ate dogs ! surprised there any walking around !
bidünya : “Not the ones who speak the same language but the ones who share the same emotions can understand each other.”#mevlana
Wendi 🐾 #RescueDog : This is so truly awful. I can’t even.
katie wright : I mean can these bureaucrats focus on something like fixing the excessive brain damaging pollution instead of picking on small dogs?
Milan Asanovic : Simply inhumane barbaric at best
Nige Smithy : China normally eats them not walk them! Terrible country when it comes to the welfare of animals.
Shari Hazlett : Horrible
Tina : They should banned yuletide festivals over in China
Elba Schoenborn : Excuses, excuses, they’d rather eat them.
L. Hansen : Well when they don´t respect people how can they respect animals?
Jessica Beck : Fucking China…
A Corey : Proper dog ownership and care is the hallmark of civilization.
Jeffrey Keene : Next these people will be banning 32 oz cola drinks