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
They were issued with a noise abatement notice which was breached on
several occasions between November 2012 and March 2013, resulting in
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
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.
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So, who's fault is it? Who cares! Just stop the damn noise! Check out the QuietBarkingDogs store. Clothing and bumper stickers that noiselessly get the point across.