Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
»
2-min read

'One Pet Dog Per Flat': Bengaluru's Pet Licensing Scheme Leaves Canine Lovers Unhappy

New pet licensing scheme from BBMP has mandated that only one approved dog can be reared in a flat while an independent house cannot have more than three dogs.

Anurag Verma | CNN-News18

Updated:June 6, 2018, 1:59 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
'One Pet Dog Per Flat': Bengaluru's Pet Licensing Scheme Leaves Canine Lovers Unhappy
Image credits: AFP / Relaxnews
Loading...

Bengaluru's civic body's decision to limit the number of per dogs that can be parented in flats and independent houses has left the city residents fuming.

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike’s (BBMP) would be enforcing the rules within its limits, it said in an official release.

"New pet licensing scheme from BBMP has mandated that only one approved dog can be reared in a flat while an independent house cannot have more than three dogs," Bengaluru Mayor, Sampath Raj told ANI.

The new rules also mandated the dog owners to get a license 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 license.

Activists feel the move will lead to the abandonment of dogs. “While I think microchipping and fining those who do not pick up their dog’s poop from public spaces are steps in the right direction, how can the Palike tell people how many dogs they should keep?" told Priya Chetty Rajagopal, citizen activist and founder of Cubbon Park Canines to TOI.

The unwelcome move by the civic body has left pet parents worried and angry. Dog lovers from the city took to microblogging site Twitter and protested against the rule with the hashtag #notwithoutmydog.

"Hi @BBMPCOMM I can't believe you would pass such a ridiculous law of limiting the number of dogs per house and not listing stray dogs as legal. Great way to celebrate world environment day by not allowing people to rescue dogs into loving homes. #bbmp #NotWithoutMyDog"

A petition on change.org-- BBMP, why punish responsible pet owners instead of backyard breeders? is also doing rounds on social media and has been signed almost 7,000 times.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro and gain access to curated markets data, trading recommendations, equity analysis, investment ideas, insights from market gurus and much more. Get Moneycontrol PRO for 1 year at price of 3 months. Use code FREEDOM.

Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results