Friday, December 2, 2011

News: Chongqing (China) lets guide dogs for blind in public

CHONGQING - Blind residents will be able to take their guide dogs on public transportation in Chongqing as the municipal legislature revised a draft regulation on the protection of the disabled on Friday.
The regulation will take effect on Jan 1.
When a third draft of the regulation was delivered for discussion at the meeting of the municipal people's congress standing committee on Wednesday, a stipulation that "blind people can take their guide dogs to public venues and public transportation", which appeared in the second draft, had been removed.
The reason given for the removal was that it conflicted with the local regulations on the management of rail traffic, which say: "No pets and other animals are allowed to be brought on the rail transport system and violators will be fined 20 yuan to 100 yuan ($3 to $15.4)".Read More


steve said...

Wow this article really opens your eyes to how different other countries operate. While I still think America lacks in the fact that there is no true service dog certification program like many other countries have, we are definitely lacking in having global equality for people with disabilities.

Keith Andrea said...

.,Hi I just dropped by to say Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

nice article.

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