First they killed Pluto, now real dogs are in danger too. According to The Economist, the local government of Nanjing in China has introduced a set of regulations that bans dog-owners from bringing their dogs into public areas. A violation could result in fines of up to RMB1,000 (US$125). The regulations are a response to a rising incidence of dogs harassing or biting locals and consequently an increase in rabies cases. Nanjing residents apparently support the campaign, to the dismay of animal-rights activists and dog lovers.
But here’s the worst part: In one of the most egregious examples of jurisprudence gone totally in the sewer, the regulations allow the Public Security Bureau to kill dogs found in public parks and streets if they are without their owners.
Watch out Paris Hilton; I know you’ve got one.