Wednesday, August 21, 2013

This Week's Barking News Roundup - 08/21/13

This Roundup is dedicated to that bullshit excuse that is often lobbed at us: It's Not The Dog's Fault. Meaning that while our houses are filled with the sonic sewage that is nonstop barking, we must not even think of hurting the poor doggie-woggie.

What are we to do about this worthless POS of an excuse? Lob it right back. Ask this question: If it's not the dog's fault, then whose fault is it and why is nothing being done about it?

Sussex County: 'Excessive' dog barking ordinance introduced

Excerpt: As presented, the ordinance defines excessive barking as any dog, male or female, that barks for a continuous period of 30 minutes or more.

Bullshit ordinances like this lead to the bullshit excuse given above.

Summerhill couple fined £6,000 plus costs over barking dogs nuisance

Excerpt: Environmental health officers were sent to investigate and found there was a noise nuisance caused by the excessive barking of the couple’s two German Shepherds.

They were issued with a noise abatement notice which was breached on several occasions between November 2012 and March 2013, resulting in their prosecution.

Occasionally, justice is served. Here's another example...

Man acquitted after firing airgun over dog barking

Excerpt: Experts were unable to determine when and how the dog was hurt, meaning the charge of cruelty to animals could not be proven beyond reasonable doubt.

But remember, it's not the dog's fault. Barking NEVER is!

Barking dogs are a nuisance and councils are right to increase fines for owners who don't control pets

Excerpt: A barking dog is a responsibility that needs to be dealt with, not a right that can be ignored.

Right on!

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