So, Kentuky. You've made a pretty strong showing in so far as silly animal laws. Thanks for the laugh:
• All bees entering Kentucky shall be accompanied by certificates of health, stating the at the apiary from which the bees came was free from contagious or infectious disease. This seems like a logistical nightmare to me. I mean, since the bees are too small to carry all that documentation, they'll have to hire one of those people who can write the whole U.S. Constitution on a grain of rice. And that individual would also have to speak bee, so he or she knows what the bees need, and then people at the state line will probably need some special microscope to read it all. There must be a better way.
• Any person who displays, handles or uses any kind of reptile in connection with any religious service or gathering shall be fined not less than fifty dollars ($50) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100). Shouldn't reptiles enjoy the same freedom of religion the rest of us enjoy?
• Dogs and cats may not molest cars. A cat peed in my AC vent once. I'm feelin' ya on this one, Kentucky.
• In Berea, horses are not allowed out on the streets and highways at night unless the animal has a "bright" red taillight securely attached to it's rump. We've seen this law in other states, so I'm thinking it's a problem we should pay more attention to? Where do you get a horse tail light, anyway? I really don't think I want to know how it's attached.
• If someone steals your horse, there is a law that allows you to publicly hang the person and no law enforcement officer is allowed to stop you. Kentuckans (is that what they're called? All I can picture is a Turducken.) don't mess around. I wonder if there's a special hanging spot, or if you can just do it wherever you please.
* It is illegal to fish with a bow and arrow. Why would someone do that? It seems like the most inefficient way in the world to fish. I'll have to ask the teen thing about the physics of it all since he's enrolled in physics right now, but wouldn't the arrow go all wonky in the water? Just sayin'. Get a pole, people. Or, better yet, leave the fish alone.
• It is illegal to shoot game out of the window of a moving vehicle, with the exception of a whale. What is it with all these land-locked states hunting whales? Is there some whale farm we don't know about? This might be a job for PETA.
• No one may dye a duckling blue and offer it for sale unless more than six are for sale at once. I'm truly at a loss. WhAt? Just dye the poor fella green, if you're desperate to sell. Unless there is a sudden run on blue ducks, then you'd be best in business to dye the whole lot blue. Right?
Law information source: stupidlaws.com and dumblaws.com