Ten hilarious animal protection laws


Sometimes I wonder about how laws come into being. I certainly have seen the old Schoolhouse Rock “I’m just a bill” episode. But horses in bathtubs being illegal??? The mind boggles. ~ HfH

From: Mercury News
By: Joan Morris

The Animal Legal Defense Fund takes a lot of pride in its annual report naming the best and worst states for animals (hint: California made the nice list). But it also gives us a list of its top 10 strangest animal laws, and I found them way too good to pass up. I bet you didn’t know …

It’s against the law in Alaska to push a live moose out of an airplane while in flight. I don’t care if it is hogging the armrest.

In Arizona, you can’t let your donkey sleep in the bathtub, and the same goes for horses in South Carolina.

California has a law making it illegal for animals to mate within 500 yards of a church, tavern or school. So squirrels, get a room, OK?

Riding a horse drunk is against the law in Colorado, but no indication if it’s illegal to ride a drunk horse.

Tattooed dogs in Connecticut must be reported to the authorities, presumably the dog tattoo police.

In Georgia, giving away goldfish at bingo contests is banned. This one I get.

Idaho bans fishing while riding a camel, which I didn’t know was possible.

Horses are banned from eating fire hydrants in Iowa, which makes me wonder if you really need to tell horses that. Are hydrants made from hay?

POST DATE: 12/30/2013