Although I usually limit the media stories to the weekly Barking News Roundup, this one couldn't wait...
It seems that researchers have figured out what we have long suspected. And that is the utter and total uselessness of barking.
Hampshire College researchers Raymond Coppinger and Mark Feinstein just spoke at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. And, guess what, these distinguished scientists said that the racket we're subjected to is pointless.
“It is repetitious, meaningless and functionless,” Feinstein said.
So, there you have it. Scientific confirmation. Of course, more research is needed. And I would suggest starting with the harm that uncontrolled barking causes to those who are subjected to it.