|Sweden's Board of Agriculture has issued an extensive set of new guidelines regulating how pet owners treat their dogs and cats.
Among other things, the 15 pages of new guidelines set specifications for how often dogs and cats receive food and exercise, the size and design of their living quarters, as well as the quality of the air Swedish pets breathe.
Cats have a right to "social contact" (petting) at least twice a day, as well as opportunity to climb, hide, and sharpen their claws. Dogs have to be taken for walks every six hours, even if you have a yard, and may not be tied up inside at all, or chained outside for extended periods.
No pet is to be left for more than eight hours or confined to a crate other than for transport or shows, i.e., no crate training allowed.
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Is this too much regulation, IYO? How are they going to enforce the guidelines?