Bengaluru residents angry over new rule of “one pet dog for one flat”

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Bengaluru residents angry over new rule of “one pet dog for one flat”

As per newly-issued pet licensing scheme by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), “only one approved dog can be reared in a flat while an independent house cannot have more than three dogs”

The Hush Post: Bengaluru civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has issued new rules for pet licensing scheme that have caused a furore among the city residents. Ever since the BBMP issued new pet dog licensing regulation earlier this week, the dog lovers have started protesting the rule which they call “regressive” with hashtag #notwithoutmydog.

The new rules issued by the BBMP for pet licensing scheme say: “only one approved dog can be reared in a flat while an independent house cannot have more than three dogs.” The new rules also prescribe the dog owners to get a licence consisting of a radio collar with an embedded chip. A pet parent will have to pay a fine of Rs. 1,000 if the dog has no licence, a report said on Thursday.

But the city dog lovers are angry over the new rules and are demanding complete withdrawal of the new rules.

“Bye-laws proposed by @BBMP for cap on dogs kept in flats and houses is regressive, unthoughtful and infringe on my rights and is unlawful. They need to withdraw it asap. I refuse to abandon my dog, my baby. #notwithoutmydog,” a dog lover from Bengaluru posted on his Twitter account.

“Absolutely appalled by this ruling on number of dogs per house. Why not number of children per house then? Have the law makers taken leave of their senses?” tweeted another dog lover from the city.

“Please withdraw this draconian one dog one apartment rule that BBMP is proposing. This is unacceptable. Our pets are our family members,” posted another user on Twitter.

A petition on change.org “BBMP, why punish responsible pet owners instead of backyard breeders?” has also been doing the rounds on social media and has so far gathered around 6,000 signatures.

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