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Bangalore Civic Body’s One Pet Per Flat Rule Sparks Outrage These new set of rules also mention a specific list of permitted dog breeds that can be kept as pets

THE Bengaluru civic body has issued a new pet licensing regulation which allows only one approved dog per flat and not more than three in an independent house, upsetting the city’s pet lovers.

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Mayor Sampath Raj shared a video on Facebook discussing the issues concerning pets with the citizens, which was followed by the new regulation.

Under the new rule, pet owners to get a license consisting of a radio collar with an embedded chip for their pets, and a fine of Rs. 1,000 in case a pet is found without a license.

These new set of rules also mention a specific list of permitted dog breeds that can be kept as pets. These rules have sparked outrage among pet lovers.

Last year, a petition was filed on Change.org by the CJ Memorial Trust Bangalore to the BBMP Commissioner regarding the acceleration of pet licensing in Bangalore.

The petition received about 1,200 signatures, which goes to show that there are people who support these new regulations.

The widespread public outcry on social media in the form of #NotWithoutMyDog on Twitter, as well as online signature campaigns have finally reached the authorities.

Chinthana Gopinath, a volunteer for a Bangalore based group, Compassion Plus Action Limited along with a few other people met with the joint commissioner and mayor of the BBMP on Wednesday.

As a result of all the pet-loving families filing PIL’s and fighting back against these draconian by-laws, the council has decided to put them on hold till the next council meeting to be held on June 19th.

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