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China city curbs dog walking, bans them in parks, stadiums

AP  |  Beijing 

A city in has banned walking during the daytime and banished the pets entirely from parks, shopping centers, sports facilities and other public spaces.

The ordinance issued by the city of in province on Oct. 29 has been called the most restrictive in a nation where ownership has long been subject to tight regulations.

Under communist China's founder Mao Zedong, ownership was considered a bourgeois affection but it has revived over recent decades with Chinese being more affluent but having smaller families.

Many cities, however, still maintain rules on what size can live in what areas, with the capital banning large from the city center.

However, Wenshan's ban appears to go well beyond that by saying can only be outside before 7 a.m. and after 10 p.m.

It also says leashes cannot be longer than 1 meter (3 feet) and dogs can only be walked by adults.

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First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 13:00 IST