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Animals Asia has received news of yet another dog cull due to take place in China, this time in Weinan City, Shanxi Province. On 20 September 2009, the police gave residents one month to register their dogs – or face seeing them killed, along with all the ‘big” and stray dogs in the downtown area.
The current dog-raising regulations allow owners to have only one dog per household; the dog must be smaller than 35cm in height, and weigh less than 5kg. All other dogs are forbidden.
Animals Asia has written to the Weinan City authorities, imploring them not to take this action, and passed on our recommendations for humane dog-management regulations. We have asked the authorities to allow people to keep their “illegal” dogs until they die naturally, and to instruct owners not to replace them with other dogs.
Weinan City: October Update
We are pleased to report that following our letters to the Weinan City police and dog-raising management authorities, we have had confirmation that there will be no dog cull in Weinan City, and residents are being encouraged by the government to register their dogs.
We will continue to speak with the police and encourage the adoption of humane dog raising regulations.