No More Cowbell: Austria Court Bans Noisy Clangers
Judge sympathizes with neighbors losing sleep
By Dustin Lushing, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 18, 2012 4:26 PM CDT
A cowbell-wearing cow.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) More cowbell is no longer an option in a small Austrian town. A judge has ordered a farmer near the small town of Stallhofen to remove the noisy apparatuses from his cattle because neighbors were losing sleep, reports Der Spiegel. The farmer had refused their pleas, claiming the bells were not only part of Alpine tradition but that they calmed the cows. The judge visited to hear for himself—and now the farmer will be fined if he doesn't comply. ("Next they'll be banning yodeling," complains the Der Spiegel report.)

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Jul 19, 2012 8:58 AM CDT
My neighbor upstairs keeps one on his cow. It is loud.
Jul 18, 2012 11:38 PM CDT
Your rights end where the next person's rights begin. Thanks to overpopulation that next person is a lot closer now. The stork is the bird of war
Jul 18, 2012 7:27 PM CDT
Banning yodeling works for me!