|Dog owners in Hawaii are turning to pet psychologists to save their animals from a draconian new law that makes 'incessant barking' an offence. [Agencies]|
Dog owners in Hawaii are turning to pet psychologists to save their animals from a draconian new law that makes 'incessant barking' an offence, the Daily Mail reported.
Police can now write barking tickets, fine noisy dog owners hundreds of dollars and even remove an uncontrollable yapper to a dog pound.
Following surging complaints from angry neighbors, the law in Hawaii County is quite specific on noisy dogs, banning barks that go on continuously for ten minutes or intermittently for 20 minutes within a half hour.
The law still allows for a dog to bark over the allotted time limits if its owner is being attacked.
(China.org.cn April 11, 2012)