Iran: Dog Owners to be Lashed 74 Times in New National Ban

by Ludovica Iaccino
November 7, 2014 13:13 GMT
Dog owners in Iran will be sentenced to 74 lashes if they are caught keeping the pets at home or walking them in public. The new punishment is contained in a new draft bill signed by 32 members of the Iranian parliament, according to Iran's most reformist newspaper Shargh.

The proposed ban follows a series of episodes in which dog owners were fined and had their pets confiscated as the animals are considered to be 'dirty' under Islamic law.

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