No paws allowed! Chinese city BANS dogs from public parks
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A city in China has banned dogs from its parks and placed strict restrictions on the times pet owners can walk their dogsPet owners in the city of Wenshan are now banned from walking their dogs in daylight hours and are not allowed to take their four legged friends to parks or sports facilities.
No dogs are allowed to be walked between 7am and 10pm, with a government offical saying this is to prevent people who are going to work or exercising from being disturbed.
Between 1983 and 1993 dogs were banned in China due to deaths caused by rabies but in recent years their popularity has boomed among the middle classes in the country.
China has always been pretty strict when it comes to dogs, due to the belief of Communist China's founder Mao Zedong that the animals are a "bourgeois affectation". However, the tight regulations in Wenshan mean they dogs are now far more restricted here then in other Chinese provinces.