The rule, which is among measures aimed at ‘maintaining cleanliness and order’, also applies to cats meowing and pigs grunting, according to reports. Owners of animals flouting the edict in the city of Kherson, Ukraine, will face fines of up to £65.
Opponents have queried how the laws will be enforced. ‘What happens if they arrest a stray dog for barking out of hours – who will they fine then?’ said one.
A Loophole also means that the rules apply only to animals whose owners live in apartment blocks and not private houses.