Question of the Day: Should barking dogs be a fineable offense?

Andres Aguila

The Los Angeles City Council has recently approved a law that will fine residents who have dogs that bark a lot. Those who get a first offense will get fined $250, the second offense will cost $500 and the third offense will have dog owners paying a $1,000 to the city.  A Department of Animal Services  officer will be the one who decides if a person’s dog barks a lot. A lot meaning if a dog barks for more than 10 minutes or more, or if the barking comes and gos during a three-hour span. If signed by the mayor, the law will go into effect before the end of the year. Do you think the new law is fair or unfair for dog owners?