“I’m doing this so that one seat in the City Council will be for the animals. They live with us, we love them, they have rights too.” Payam Mohebi is a veterinarian running for city council in Tehran. One of his goals is to provide relief for people who want to take their dogs for a walk (“But in Iran, where the ruling clerics consider dogs impure, taking one for a walk risks the arrest of the owner and the seizure, and possible extermination, of the animal.”) From the NYT: Risking 60 Lashes, Iranian Runs for Office So He Can Walk a Dog.

+ You’re lucky enough to be able to walk your dog. But should you jog with him? (If my dogs saw me jog, they’d assume there was a fire or some other danger nearby.)