A 6-month prison term for walking a dog in Mashhad, Iran
30-Oct-2012 (one comment)

A newly-wed man who was arrested in a Western suburb of Mashhad (Northeast Iran) for walking his pet dog in public was sentenced to six months in prison for violating Iran's anti-pet laws.

Mohabat News ) - But an Appeals court suspended the prison term for two years subject to probation and parole. Anti pet-ownership laws in urban areas of Iran are said to be rooted in religious edicts, health concerns and (Anti-Westernization) cultural norms. / Khorasan

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