City Council Passes Law Banning Dogs Barking, But Mayor Vetoes Measure

The bill was submitted by city councilor Everaldo Dal Posso, and was approved by the Legislative Attorney General's Office.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A bill unanimously passed in the Penha City Council, in Santa Catarina State, establishes a R$23,000 (US$4,600) fine for the owners of noisy animals. The law considers an infraction "to induce or fail to prevent animal noise". In practice, it can be said that

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