Elected officials too often think their job is to pass laws that restrict personal freedoms. I think we should give all politicians five year non-paid vacations.
I have a cockerel that I have a home made no-crow collar on, and he is much quieter than my three neighbors that all have dogs that bark. Having said that, I have repeatedly asked all of my neighbors if they are bothered by by cockerel and have been told it isn't any kind of a problem. I think they know their dogs make more noise than my birds. They are also more than neighbors, they are all friends, and I would never want to be responsible for a problem between us.