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Noise Wars: Doggy Edition

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Today the Times turns its attention to a little-known defense in apartment building noise wars: dog debarking. The lead anecdote is an Upper East Side family who had their dog's vocal cords cut after a neighbor threatened to complain to the co-op board about all the barking. The good news is that many veterinarians actually refuse to do the surgery for ethical reasons, and it's falling out of favor. Defenders still argue the procedure can save dog owners from noise complaints or eviction. But what's so hard about just using a bark collar? [NYT]