Dog don’t have talent
October 21 2019
Perception of talent is a personal choice; one person’s likes may be another’s dislike as many of us have seen on one of the plethora of TV talent shows. What is talent? Talent can be defined as “someone who has a natural ability to be good at something especially without being taught”. Then we have “Nuisance” and as defined in the council Bylaws “A person, animal, activity or circumstance causing an unreasonable interference with peace, comfort or convenience of another person whether or not that person is in a public place” Which one supersedes the other? As a long term local I have had the pleasure of seeing and hearing many talented people whether it be at performing arts, talent shows, comedy nights, live music and for the most part a diverse range of buskers such as internationally recognised classical pianist AJ Hickling who has an undeniable talent. How then can we endorse a busker with a howling dog that can only be described as noise pollution as talent and not a public nuisance?? It may be a cash grab novelty but for many locals and tourists it is nothing more than a discomfort that forces us away from what was once an enjoyable day out. Perhaps some form of quality control from our council should be in place so that the annoying neighbours dog that barks all day spoiling your day off isn’t allowed into public space to cause nothing more than an unreasonable interference with peace and comfort.