Pererenan Village officials have made a new policy that bans visitors from bringing more than one pet to the Pererenan Beach area.
An official from the Pererenan Village, Ketut Sukerasena, confirmed that visitors are no longer allowed to carry multiple pets. This policy was put in place to keep the beach area clean from pet waste.
“This policy was issued as an effort to reduce the waste of those pets, especially in the surfing areas,” Sukerasena said on Wednesday (8/12).
Prior to this new policy, officials had received many complaints from international and local tourists who were annoyed by the waste left by pet owners who took their dogs and cats for a walk along the Pererenan Beach area.
Sukerasena also admitted that at one point, a visitor had brought dozens of dogs at once, causing the beach to be polluted by their waste.
After hearing these complaints, the village officials finally decided to create this policy. They printed it on flyers and placed these around tourist spots in the Pererenan area. This policy was also initiated to prevent dog bites in the area, which might potentially spread the rabies virus.
However, they won’t sanction offenders as the local authority hasn’t officially ratified this policy. “While the ratification process is still running, we can only warn and educate offenders and promote this policy through social media,” Sukerasena concluded.
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