Iran’s conservative leadership has introduced a bill entitled Protection of the Public’s Rights Against Animals which would criminalize the keeping of companion animals, including dogs, cats, snakes, rabbits, and more. Parliamentarians are justifying the bill, claiming domesticated dogs cause nursainces and cause bodily harm to humans. The bill would impose several punishments, such as animal confiscation, a fine of $900-$2700, a three-month jail term for walking a dog in public, or impoundment of a car if driving with a dog in the car. Read more here.