Thursday, December 13, 2007

One Person's Bark is Another's Right

The Ohio Supreme Court is to decide what constitutes a noisy animal after a dog's barking resulted in a convictin for violating a Columbus, Ohio noise ordinance.

A United Press International story reports the dog--named Lucky--was actually charged for violating the ordinance because of his excessive barking. The owner claims the ordinance is too vague. An exerpt:

"Throughout her fight for her dog's rights, [pet owner] Rebbeca Kim has maintained the argument that to fairly charge her pet, the city must better define what level of noise truly constitutes noisy."
How a person perceives noise is subjective. One person's bark is another's right.

Click here to read the complete story.