The Los Angeles city court decided to solve the problem of dogs barking with the help of establishing a kind of a schedule for local dogs. From now on, Los Angeles dogs are allowed to bark incessantly for no longer than 10 minutes. Every minute more then the 10 minutes allowed will cost dog-owners $1,000. The high fine for barking dogs which could go into the tens of thousands of dollars if there is truly something wrong or your dog has separation anxiety is a bit outrageous. Obviously there is little one can do with a dog that has separation anxiety and you have to leave them for the day to do to work so you can make a living. In a time when California is in major financial crisis it seems that Los Angeles way of solving that crisis is to levy ridiculous fines on dog owners. Its not like the owners are purposely telling their dogs to bark all day some might not realize it is going on. But instead of telling the owner what is taking place when they leave people can now call animal control or the police to report the people and make them pay ridiculous fines while they are at work because their dog is barking.
I don’t see how a barking dog is any more disturbing then having the lawn crews start at 7am and use their power tools for hours at a time Monday – Saturday. Or construction crews that insist they have to work on July 4th and Thanksgiving because they are on a “schedule” to have a house finished when they have only been building it for 4 years.
Some other crazy pet laws you might get a laugh from:
Only those who own 2 or more cows are allowed to wear cowboy boots.
It is illegal to bring your pig with you to sit on the beach in Miami Beach.
It is illegal to train your dog in Hartford, Connecticut
In Hollywood California, it is illegal to drive more than two thousand sheep down Hollywood Boulevard at one time.
In Sterling, Colorado, cats may not run loose without having been fit with a taillight.
If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter in Florida, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.
In Boise Idaho, residents may not fish from a giraffe’s back.
In Kansas, it is illegal for chicken thieves to work during daylight hours.
Cats may not yowl after 9 pm in Columbus, Georgia
In Collingswood, New Jersey, no dog is allowed to bark or howl between the hours of 8 pm and 6 am.
Dogs are not allowed on the streets of Provo, Utah, after 7 pm.
In Smithtown, New York, dogs can’t bark for more than 15 minutes at a time (punishment for the third infraction is a $500 fine and a 15-day jail sentence).
and one just because it is so ridiculous:
It is against the law to put ice cream in the back pocket of your trousers on Sunday (because your back pocket is a good place to keep icecream in the first place?)