Saturday, May 9, 2009
Unusual Animal Laws
Here are some strange, but unusual animal laws: It is illegal for hens to lay eggs before 8 am and after 4 pm in Norfolk, Virginia. In Pennsylvania, no one is allowed to shoot bullfrogs on a Sunday. French Lick Springs, Indiana, once passed a law requiring all black cats to wear bells on Friday the 13th. In Texas, it's illegal to put graffiti on someone else's cow. It is illegal to ride a mule down Lang, Kansas' Main Street in August, unless the animal is wearing a straw hat. Over in Berea, Kentucky and also in Willamantic, Connecticut, horses are not allowed out on the streets and highways at night unless the animal has a "bright" red taillight securely attached to its rump. Horses may not wear cowbells inside the city limits of Tahoe City, California. In Washington, though, every cow wandering the streets of Seattle must be wearing a cowbell.