Millions of Chinese dog-owners, however, likely won't take these bans lying down:
In 2012, Beijing, a city of more than 20 million people, was home to 1 million registered dogs (and probably many more unregistered ones). What were these dog owners supposed to do with their suddenly outlawed pets? The Public Security Bureau helpfully suggested that the offending pooches be given to shelters. Beijing's dog owners, no less committed to their pets than pet owners in the United States, unsurprisingly did not take the advice. Despite making noises about a crackdown, Beijing authorities let the issue fade from public consciousness.
So, even if the Chinese government is waging a war on the country's dogs, at least there will be plenty of Chinese dog-lovers to fight back.