Photo of the Day: Sophie's Choice, the Canine Version

Allan MacDonell is TakePart’s News + Opinion editor, with a focus on social justice.

Officials in Shanghai, China, have decreed that one dog is sufficient for any household. Ahead of next week's implementation of the "One Dog Policy," Shanghai resident Guo Huiying sits in her apartment with her two animal companions.

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(Photo: Carlos Barria/Reuters)

The One Dog policy also dictates that dogs in public areas must be leashed at all times and large dogs must be muzzled to prevent them from biting others.

So far, no one has asked Guo Huiying to select which of her dogs she will keep and which will be taken away. The two-dog holdout is attempting to register her animals and gain an exemption before the regulations take effect.


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