This week we look at Maine. What they lack in land, they make up for in silly state laws regarding animals
• It is illegal to park your horse "up wind" on a windy day. Up wind of what? I love the courtesy offered by this law, and I'm not versed in physics or the weather, but I'm thinking that someone or something will always be "up wind" of the horse. And what happens when the wind shifts? Quite the quandary.
• It is illegal to clean salmon along Maine's upper Kennebec River. I bet those are some dirty fish.
• In Wells, Deer may not be fed. Oh, the poor dears.
• In Waterloo, dog leashes may not be over eight feet in length. Seems quite reasonable to me. Apparently, the only time canines are allowed to roam free is if they are "legally hunting." There is an exception to every rule, now, isn't there?
• It is illegal to capture lobsters with your bare hands. There had to be a lobster law. And there's always one of those laws that seems as if it would have natural consequences. Like making suicide illegal...I just don't get it.
Law information source: stupidlaws.com and dumblaws.com