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Germany to amend the law to require dogs to be walked twice a day
Germany to amend the law to require dogs to be walked twice a day
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The German Federal Minister of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection Julia Klöckner has announced she will present an amendment to existing regulations, requiring owners to walk their dogs at least twice a day. Outdoor exercise is already required under the Animal Welfare and Dog Regulation Act, the proposed amendment will stipulate the frequency and duration.

Under the new rules, owners would also be forbidden from tying up their dogs for long periods of time or even leaving them alone all day.

It is estimated that around 20 per cent of the German homes have a dog.

Regional News • Asia
President of the Philippines signs anti-terrorism bill
President Rodrigo Duterte addressing Filipino community in Brunei
President Rodrigo Duterte addressing Filipino community in Brunei Credit: KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo (Public Domain)

The president of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte has signed a new anti-terrorism law. The new law the Republic Act No. 11479 provides the government with more rights for surveillance and repeals the Human Security Act of 2007. Suspected terrorists can be detained and arrested without a warrant and without charges for up to 24 days.