…whether to laugh or cry: Saudia Arabia’s religious police have banned selling cats and dogs as pets, or walking them in the capital. Why have they done this? As the AFP reports:
He said the commission was implementing a decision taken a month ago by the acting governor of the capital, Prince Sattam bin Abdul Aziz, adding that it follows an old edict issued by the supreme council of Saudi scholars.
The reason behind reinforcing the edict now was a rising fashion among some men using pets in public “to make passes on women and disturb families,” he said, without giving more details.
[Via The Corner]