Councils are barking up the wrong tree

Difficult rule: The new ruling to get consent from one’s neighbours to own a dog will be more problematic than helpful.

IT is not easy owning a dog in Malaysia. On top of having to deal with the usual doggy problems like preventing them from digging up the garden, destroying the furniture, grooming their unruly fur, and the tick and flea problem, dog owners seem to face another hurdle from councils.

The Batu Gajah District Council (MDBG) recently announced its new requirement for dog owners to seek consent from their neighbours if they want a dog licence.

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Opinion , Victoria Brown , columnist


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