Nov. 18 (UPI) — Chinese language authorities in Yunnan Province are rethinking draconian penalties in opposition to canine homeowners as Chinese language commenters say the measures are unfair.

Officers of Weixin County are underneath hearth for threatening to euthanize canine if homeowners violate strict guidelines and take them out for walks regularly, China Information Service reported Wednesday.

The county in Yunnan first issued the directive on Friday, requiring pet homeowners to maintain their canine at dwelling always. The marketing campaign was selling “civilized” canine possession, the BBC reported.

Fines had been additionally ordered for repeat offenders. People who find themselves apprehended the primary time could be issued a warning, after which fined between $7 and$30 if they’re caught a second time, the county has mentioned.

Penalties for the third violation, starting from pet confiscation to euthanasia, have riled commenters on Chinese language social media, in accordance with The Guardian.

Residents are also airing their grievances to native media.

“If all types of canine strolling are prohibited within the city space, is not that straight equal to declaring a ban on canine conserving?” a Weixin resident requested.

“The canine of the entire county should not should bear the results of the misbehavior of some canine homeowners.”

Public uproar over insurance policies that permit for the killing of canine has pressured Weixin County to rethink the principles. The county met over the weekend with “a number of departments” to make sure pointers meet “city administration requirements,” in accordance with China Information Service.

Cities throughout China have pointers for pets and their homeowners. In 2018, Hangzhou prohibited canine strolling throughout daytime and banned giant breeds.

Shanghai, Qingdao and Chengdu have one-dog insurance policies, in accordance with the BBC. In Huangshi, Hubei Province, canine that exceed 18 inches should not allowed.