Population Control, Meet Puppy Control: Shanghai Passes One-Dog Law

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You’ve heard of China’s one-child policy, but have you heard of the one-dog policy?

AFP reports rampant barking, unscooped poop, and the growing risk of dog attacks means the law will be just one pooch per family in the city of Shanghai. Starting May 15, it will also be illegal to own attack dogs (bye bye British Bulldogs), and dog owners must hand over their pets’ puppies to government-approved adoption agencies before the pups reach three months.

Of course, NewsFeed predicts the wily citizens will find a way around this latest restriction.

(More on TIME.com: The dog worth $600,000 in China.)