“Unnecessary noise is the most cruel abuse of care which can be inflicted on either the sick or the well,” Florence Nightengale
Why do we allow this torture to continue? Malicious dog owners torture us on a regular basis with the needless, loud exclamations of their pets. The noise pollution in question serves no useful purpose... or does it? Perhaps the purpose IS to torture!?
A barking dog can generate a noise level in excess of 105 decibels. Lets compare that to a few other common noises. Consider this: http://www.industrialnoisecontrol.com/comparative-noise-examples.htm
Now, a barking dog is nearly as loud as an automobile horn! Consider someone honking their horn with no good cause. Now, consider many of YOUR neighbors doing the same, throughout the day and night with no good cause.
A barking dog is 4 times louder than a garbage disposal. Would you want your garbage disposal running day and night at 4 times its normal volume?
Back to the torture angle. The US Government deployed loud noises, including loud animal noises, against the Branch Davidians in Texas Knowing full well that animal noises was an intolerable irritant that would bring people to the psychological breaking point. The US Military did the same to Manuel Noriega in the late 1980's.
So, the above raises the question: Why are our neighbors allowed, by law, to deploy a military weapon against us? Military weapons such as artillery and flamethrowers are not protected by the 2nd amendment, so why would a military weapon such as tortuous noise be tolerated? Particularly in a suburban neighborhood?
This also raises the question, why would someone want to do this in the first place? Who are these monsters among us who subject us to unrelenting torture on a daily basis? How can the public authorities, paid by our taxes, allow this to continue?
Write your public officials TODAY and demand that the torture cease immediately. Empower law enforcement to seize yard barkers and punish the owners. Demand Full Civil and Criminal liability for those who use their dogs to torture you.