Crazy Animal Laws
Never wake a bear up to take his picture. But it’s ok if you shoot him. Hmmm.
Cows are permitted to walk along the street in Arkansas, but they must be home by 1:00pm on Sundays. I wonder what happens in Arkansas at 1:00pm???
It is illegal to educate a dog in Hartford CT. Is educating the same as training? I wonder…
In Columbus Georgia, if your cat is in heat, she is not permitted to howl after 9:00pm. Oh Yeah? You try to stop her!
Dogs must stop barking by 6:00pm in Little Rock Arkansas. This state has some really strange laws…
In Idaho, you may not fish while sitting on a camel. And I thought Arkansas was strange!
Cowboys in Iowa must restrain their horses from eating fire hydrants. I’ve got nothing for this…
French Poodles are not allowed into the opera in Chicago. I’m not really sure why they would want to go to the opera, but that’s just me…
You must keep your flamingos out of the barber shops in Juneau, Alaska. Do people really own flamingos? In Alaska?
When you go to the movies in Maryland, you must keep your pet lion at home. I would probably keep him at home anyway, even if it wasn’t a law.
Dog catchers in Colorado must notify dogs 3 days in advance, that they are going to be impounded, by posting a notice on a tree. I’m guessing dogs are allowed to educated in Colorado, so they can read the dog catcher’s notices!
In Belvedere, California, dogs are not allowed in public without their masters on leashes. They may want to rethink the wording on this one, because I just conjured up some interesting images!
When flying over Alaska, you may not throw a live moose out of the plane. Yep. More images.
In Massachusetts, gorillas are not allowed to sit in the back seat of cars. I’m guessing the front seat is ok.
In West Virginia, it is perfectly legal to take roadkill home for dinner. And I’m told this really does happen…Ugh!
In Wyoming, you must have a special permit to photograph rabbits from January through April. Who would know?
In North Carolina, you must keep your dogs and cats separated, because it is illegal for them to fight. And if they do, I’m not quite sure who would be stupid enough to break it up!
When driving in Pennsylvania, if you see horses heading your way, must pull off the road and cover your car with camouflage to blend into the countryside. Again, I’m being told that this still happens. Now, I live in Pennsylvania folks, and I really don’t think the horses care, one way or the other.
In Leahy, Washington, you are not permitted to blow your nose outside. You might scare a horse and make it panic. I guess if you’ve got allergies, you’re screwed!
In Foxport, Wisconsin, dogs must stuff their feelings rather than acting viciously, including excessively barking, growling, or acting in a menacing manner. This is exactly how it’s written! How do you teach a dog to “stuff” its feelings???
In Reed City, Michigan, cat owners are not permitted to also own a pet bird. Not much to say here.
In South Dakota, horses are not allowed inside the Fountain Inn unless they are wearing pants. On which set of legs?
In California, animals are not allowed to mate within 500 yards of a church or school. I can’t help but wonder who is in charge of making sure this law doesn’t get broken.
You cannot hunt whales in Nebraska. Now, I’m not really great at geography, but I’m pretty sure Nebraska doesn’t have any water around it! Please, correct me if I’m wrong!
In Colorado, you cannot drink and ride a horse. I guess you’d get ticketed for riding under the influence?
In Connecticut, if your dog has a tattoo, you must report it to the authorities. Um, I don’t get it…
Here’s a good one. In Arizona, you are not allowed to let your donkey sleep in the bathtub. I don’t want to be the one that has to remove it from the bathtub!
In Georgia, people can no longer give away goldfish as prizes at Bingo games. If they used to give away goldfish, I can’t help but wonder what they’re giving away as prizes now…
All I can really say at this point, is that I would love to see some of these being enforced. That would be so funny! I have to give credit to the sites where I gathered my information. Please visit www.pet360.com and aldf.org.
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