Iranian Conservatives Want to Punish Dog Owners With 74 Lashes

Having a dog for a pet is already rare in Iran, but it may soon become illegal if certain Iranian politicians have their way. A law submitted in draft form and signed by 32 members of parliament states, in part:

“Anyone who takes a pet like a monkey or a dog in public and damages the Islamic culture or the health and tranquility of the people, particularly children and women, or attempts to buy or sell them, or keep them at their house, and not to act on the warnings issued by State Security Forces (police), would be fined between 10 to 100 million rials [about $370 to $3,700] or would receive 74 lashes, plus the pet would be confiscated.”



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