China Growls at Decadent Dog Owners
What are Chinese authorities barking about now? Fido-lovers and their “ludicrous imitation of a Western lifestyle,” snaps an op-ed in the Communist Party’s People’s Daily newspaper. Their dogs leave messes “like land mines,” and are a “menace to social harmony,” it whines. The number of registered dogs in Beijing zoomed to a million two years ago, prompting authorities to add hound love to their target list of creeping Western behaviors they must bring to heel.