Did you know that Louisiana is "the pelican state?" Me neither. Pelicans aren't the first thing that comes to mind when I think of this state, but, there it it. Surprisingly, I didn't turn up any laws regarding pelicans. Check out what I did find:
• A ten-year jail sentence is the punishment for stealing an alligator. I should think there would be a natural punishment for this attempt, but it's nice to know that if the criminal makes it that far with all of his limbs, justice will be served.
• In Jefferson Parish, all garbage must be cooked before it can be fed to any hogs. It's nice to know that the good people of Jefferson Parish have high standards when it comes to feeding animals. Those poor creatures who have to eat raw garbage...
• In Sulphur, it is illegal to have sex with a cow. A cow, specifically? All other animals are fair game, apparently.
• In New Orleans, chasing fish in a city park is against the law. How does one chase a fish? I would love to see it, if it wasn't illegal. Alas, I'll have to imagine it in my head and laugh.
• In New Orleans, horses may not be tied to a tree on a public highway. I suppose if you can find a signpost, that would be more suitable.
• In New Orleans, you may not tie an alligator to a fire hydrant. Thank goodness trees aren't prohibited as they are with horses, or we'd have nowhere to tether our 'gators!
• In New Orleans, snakes are not allowed within 200 yards of the Mardi Gras parade route. Makes sense. In our drunken stupor, we wouldn't want to confuse them for beads.
Law information source: stupidlaws.com and dumblaws.com