|Barked: Mon Nov 7, '11 8:20pm PST |
|Any ideas on where you want to move to? Or what you are looking for?
I grew up in Taiwan, it is an island about 100 miles off the coast of China. It is pretty well developed (though I did live mostly on the lesser developed, though much more scenic & therefore awesomer--is that a word?--side. Asian culture does not view animals in the same way Western ones do, and as a result the conditions for many animals in Taiwan is not the best. Fortunately, the younger generations are becoming more animal savvy, so things are starting to look up.
Taiwan is a rabies-free country, so the laws on importation are pretty strict, and there is a quarantine period (I believe 21 days). I got my dogs in Taiwan so I don't really know much about that whole process. I do not think there is any BSL, I never heard of any problems with dog attacks or anything like that either (even with packs of stray dogs...).
There is plenty to do in Taiwan with dogs! Where I lived you had a beach in front and mountains in back! Lots of walking/hiking paths, bike trails; and in the town I lived in, the store owner insisted I bring my dog inside with me. ^^ That would depend on the owner though. Normally I would not do that.
Hmm, I'm not really sure what to say though. I never really thought about what laws there were (do kids usually think about the law? XD jk ); oh, I think they did institute a leash law. I am not sure what else, or how enforced they are. We rented a house and animals were not an issue; but I'm pretty sure things are different with apartments, especially on the more developed side. Almost all the foreigners we knew had some type of pet. One family I baby sat for had a very cherished dog they took everywhere with them, and had been in and out of Taiwan several times (awesome dog too, and had even been to Egypt!).
Anyhoo, just thought I would at least mention Taiwan (did I say rabies free?!!). Even with all the bats.
Good luck on your quest!
Sorry, I'm not linky knowledgeable either...cut & paste is what i do...
Edited by author Mon Nov 7, '11 8:26pm PST
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