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UPDATED: December 21, 2013 NO. 30 JULY 25, 2013
How Should Dogs Be Raised?

Li Zhiyong (People's Daily): Recent years have seen many accidents involving dogs attacking people. In the past, dogs were mostly raised to guard houses, but nowadays, many of them are treated like family members. How to define a dog's status in the family is the responsibility of owners, but in many cases, they do not really understand what rights they are allowed.

Fierce dogs tend to attack other dogs and also people. It seems that whether to raise a dog or not is a private affair, but in fact it also concerns public interests. If one's dog has caused damage to others, then his private affair has become public and the government intervention is needed.

In a society where dog freedom and rights are superior to human rights and are even expanding without limitation, we can only conclude that we have yet to build a healthy social environment for pet rearing. If the selfishness of some dog owners is not restricted by certain effective rules and tangible measures, the tragedy of dogs biting people to death might well reoccur.

Sun Jing (Jining Daily): Nowadays, either in cities or in rural areas, more and more families are raising dogs.

Dogs are the most sincere companions for human beings. They help to guard our houses and are willing to live with human beings. Guide dogs, assistance dogs and police dogs are making great contributions to human society.

However, not all stories involving dogs are welcome. In some cases, due to the ineffetive management of some dog owners, incidents occur, sometimes leading to serious injuries or even death. In these cases, if owners do not keep them on leashes while walking, other people will get frightened, particularly children and women. Some families do not take measures to control the birth of dogs, and as a result they have so many that some have to be thrown away and later become stray dogs. In this way, dogs either die from illness or from being sold and slaughtered by restaurants for meat. This is inhumane to dogs and dangerous to people.

Besides, some dogs have not been vaccinated against rabies, which is a potential danger to people. Therefore, in some cities, there are explicit regulations on dog management: What dogs can be kept as pets and which cannot, as well as how to register dogs and offer them vaccinations. It seems that these regulations impose restrictions on families raising dogs, but I believe this is recognition for pet raising in the legal sense, and thus it is a good thing for dog owners.

Dog owners are expected to prevent their dogs from hurting others while enjoying their companionship. Therefore, if you love your dogs, please keep them under effective control.

Email us at: zanjifang@bjreview.com

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