Thursday, August 2, 2012

This Week's Barking News Roundup - 08/02/12

Woman's Barking Dogs Gets Her Jail Time

Excerpt: Police say [the dogs' owner] has received tickets and up to $2,000 dollars in fines, but that nothing has changed. That is why [the] Town Justice sentenced her Wednesday night to do one day behind bars.

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Barking dogs problem a symptom of a cultural shift

Excerpt: Some have stated that their hunting dogs barking at all hours are part of a proud Southern tradition. I'd ask that they remember that shooting Indians, human slavery, raping the forests and polluting the streams were also past traditions that have been abandoned and are now illegal, for good reason. Human development requires that we modify our behavior as a society and adapt to changing conditions, and that some "traditions" are not worth keeping if the exercise of those acts infringes upon the rights of others.

Note: The writer is referring to this story, which was included in the July 20 Barking News Roundup.

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Barking dogs could take bite out of Fairview wallets 

Excerpt: Under the new rules, township officials will measure the sound as well as how long the dog barks, how close it is to neighboring homes and other factors. Dogs disturbing anyone by raising a ruckus for 30 minutes or longer can be considered a public nuisance.

To which I say: Coming up next! Fairview dogs learn how to tell time!

The Department of Shameless Self-Promotion. Do you think that jail time is a worthy penalty for those who can't control their dogs? Or would exile to a desert island filled with barking dogs be more appropriate? Yes, it's fun to fantasize. And, speaking of fun, you'll find it among the tee shirts and bumper stickers in my QuietBarkingDogs store.

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