World #1 – Iran bans dog walking in public in effort to discourage dog ownership

Daily News Article - February 5, 2019


1. For IRAN, give the following information:

  1. capital
  2. location/the countries that share its borders
  3. the religious breakdown of the population
  4. the type of government
  5. the chief of state (and head of government if different) If monarch or dictator, since what date has he/she ruled? – include name of heir apparent for monarch
  6. the population

Find the answers at the CIA World FactBook website. For each country, answers can be found under the “Geography” “People” and “Government” headings.

NOTE: Before answering the following questions, watch the video under “Resources” below.

2. For IRAN:
a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) What additional ban is the government implementing regarding dogs? (What ban was implemented in 2010?)
c) What consequences/punishment will owners who violate the law face?
d) For what reasons are these pets opposed in Iran?