The life of domestic animals in the city of Rome should be revolutionised by the introduction of numerous new animal-protection rules passed by the city council. These forbid the use of electric or strangler collars and the docking of puppies tails and ears for aesthetic reasons. They will stop the use of animals by beggars; they will also make it illegal to give animals away as prizes in competitions, put them into shop windows, or keep them chained on a balcony or terrace. Dogs must be given the possibility of taking regular exercise and no animal may be left closed in a vehicle during the summer. Fines for breaking the animal-care rules will go from 50 - 500 but commercial activities abusing animals may have their licence removed.