A man walks his dogs in Jiujiang, central China. Officials in a southwestern county have walked backed a ban on dog walking that would have involved killing the pets of repeat offenders. Photo: AFP A man walks his dogs in Jiujiang, central China. Officials in a southwestern county have walked backed a ban on dog walking that would have involved killing the pets of repeat offenders. Photo: AFP
A man walks his dogs in Jiujiang, central China. Officials in a southwestern county have walked backed a ban on dog walking that would have involved killing the pets of repeat offenders. Photo: AFP

Three strikes and you’re out law – for pets: kill policy on dogs whose owners are caught defying a ban on walking them is withdrawn in China after outcry

  • Weixin county in Yunnan province announced a ban on dog walking, with punishments rising from a warning to a fine to a death sentence for the offending pet
  • Officials walked backed the regulation after a backlash. Many Chinese cities have less extreme curbs on pet dog ownership, such as limits on size and breed

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A man walks his dogs in Jiujiang, central China. Officials in a southwestern county have walked backed a ban on dog walking that would have involved killing the pets of repeat offenders. Photo: AFP A man walks his dogs in Jiujiang, central China. Officials in a southwestern county have walked backed a ban on dog walking that would have involved killing the pets of repeat offenders. Photo: AFP
A man walks his dogs in Jiujiang, central China. Officials in a southwestern county have walked backed a ban on dog walking that would have involved killing the pets of repeat offenders. Photo: AFP
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