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Dogs in Italy: Bad Treatment, Bad Taste Deemed Illegal

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Dogs in Italy: Bad Treatment, Bad Taste Deemed Illegal

Dogs in Italy: Bad Treatment, Bad Taste Deemed Illegal

Dogs in Italy: Bad Treatment, Bad Taste Deemed Illegal

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An Italian city has passed a tough new law banning the mistreatment of dogs. The city council in Turin says people must walk their pets at least three times a day. If they fail, they can be fined the equivalent of $650. The new law also bars people from dyeing their pets' fur or from docking dogs' tails. A daily newspaper in Turin says it is now illegal to "turn one's dog into a ridiculous fluffy toy."

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