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Italian town's new law

OdinAndAlan
April 22nd, 2005, 05:52 PM
I just saw this on yahoo and i'm not sure if i should laugh or applaud or what.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=573&ncid=757&e=1&u=/nm/20050422/od_nm/odd_italy_animals_dc

Prin
April 22nd, 2005, 05:54 PM
Yeyyy!! I wish Canada would learn from Rome. Based on their population, 150 000-200 000 dogs and cats is really not that much compared to HERE!!

Beetlecat
April 22nd, 2005, 07:31 PM
Well, I have mixed feelings about it. I don't think dyeing a dog's hair is really that harmful for it. And how does someone enforce 3 walks/day? And who is it that is going to decide if a dog is being over exercised on a bike? Some dogs can take more than others so unless it's falling over or really dehydrated or something (which I would consider under the jusitriction of animal abuse anyways) then it's not an enforcible law either..

Cactus Flower
April 22nd, 2005, 07:45 PM
This is quoted from the article:

"To enforce the law, Turin police would rely largely on the help of tipsters spotting cruel treatment by their neighbors, La Stampa reported."

Prin
April 22nd, 2005, 07:48 PM
Whatever the enforcement, at least they have the laws. Here we have enforcement ready but no laws.

CyberKitten
April 22nd, 2005, 08:43 PM
When in Rome.... so I say, Bravo!!