Let it be man’s best friend!
Cases of dog bites have recently been on the rise in the country, forcing demands that dog owners exercise more care and get their pets electronically tagged. In Foshan, South China’s Guangdong Province, the number of people taken to hospital after dog attacks has risen by 20 percent annually. More than 51,700 people needed medical attention after being “bitten or struck” by a dog in the past three years. Citizens are demanding that man’s best friend be microchipped, and owners penalized for violations by losing points – a borrowing out of the traffic cop’s rule book. Raising dogs is a right, but irresponsible owners don’t think twice before letting their dogs go unregistered, chase others and litter the street with poop. As more people today want to raise a dog for company, they should not let their social responsibility go to the dogs. The government should restrict the number, size and species of dogs to be adopted and make harder rules to manage dog owners’ behavior.