- They are slaughtering dogs in Nanjing in the name of rabies prevention and public order:
City regulations ban owners from bringing their pet dogs to public places and disturbing other people.
The rules state that all dogs which enter public areas without a proper reason such as medical treatment or a public performance can be killed by public security bureaus or other units entrusted with the task.
However, officials from the police bureau said the campaign will not kill domestic dogs roaming public places. Instead, owners will receive warnings and fines between 300 (US$37.5) and 1,000 (US$125) yuan.
But how do they tell the strays from the domestic dogs? Very few people in China put tags on their dogs’ collars.
Then, near the end of the story, we read this:
“Previously, people had to register their dogs with the public security bureau and vaccinate their dogs regularly in order to get a dog licence. After that rule was cancelled, the supervision of dog owners became increasingly loose and more cases of dogs harassing or hurting people were reported,” said Wu.
Brilliant move, Nanjing. Seriously though, Nanjing is a a little too close for comfort.
- Enjoy watching paint dry? Then you might want to check out these Shanghai webcams. They wouldn’t work for us, but it is likely a Safari thing. This one does work — and we think we just saw a boat move.
- Shanghai-based online video site Tudou is one of “the world’s hottest startups,” according to CNN.com.
- Does the State Administration of Radio, Film and TV (SARFT) want to take away your YouTube? Comments from Non-Violent Resistance and Danwei. And The Guardian reports on a crackdown on “internet spoofs.”
- The latest batch of publicity for Shanghai’s Thames Town development, from The Guardian and DNAIndia.com.
- It’s official … again: Tiger Woods is playing in Shanghai in November.
- Is Ben Wood good or bad for our city, and China in general?
- Zara is expanding in Shanghai.
- Finally, we mentioned “getting married unexpectedly” in Shanghai recently. Here is visual evidence.
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