Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Chinese dogbloggin'

So it appears that in China dogs are becoming more than just coat trim or a late night snack for the masses. Due to rising wages, pet dog ownership is up. In Beijing this has resulted in a rabies problem due to the expense and hassle of keeping your pooch vaccinated. So how do officials decide to combat the problem? By imposing a limit of one small dog per household. Now, the one dog part I truly understand, especially in the second largest city in a country where you are penalized for having more than one child. I fail to perceive, however, why a small dog is less likely to have rabies than a larger dog. There has been one forced cull in the city this year. I think that the true logic behind the size limitation may be to make any future culls easier to implement should they become necessary.

Me no likey.


Velvet Cowboy said...

And know that they will implement them, it's only a matter of time.

justacoolcat said...

I'm guessing it's because even disease hates yappy small dogs.

Slave to the dogs said...

What we have here is failure to communicate (my bad). Beijing residents can legally have a total of 1 yappy small dog. They can legally own a total of 0 real dogs. Not cool!