Update Sept. 8, 2010: Â The City Council of Lebanon, Tennessee upheld Mayor Philip Craighead’s veto of an ordinance allowing euthanasia of dogs thought to bark too much or which are otherwise a nuisance or deemed "dangerous".Â
The deadly solution for dogs whose owners are negligent or even criminalÂ was the brain child of City Council member William Farmer.Â
Farmer claims pet owners will have an opportunity to correct the animal’s behavior. But it is the owner’s negligenceÂ that results in dogs expressing fear or distress through barking. It is the owner’s negligence that results in dogs running loose or biting, not the dog’s. As one resident put it, "They are going to kill a dog because the owner leaves him outside all the time on a chain and so he barks in frustration?"