I had a feeling we might find some truly ridiculous animal laws in Michigan. I have a handful of friends from there, and I just knew they were twisted for a reason.
• Alligators may not be tied to fire hydrants. Perhaps hydrants aren't as secure as light posts. Who knew?
• In Wayland, anyone can keep their cow on Main Street downtown at a cost of three cents per day. What a steal! Who needs a farm?
• It is illegal to kill a dog using a decompression chamber. This is definitely one of those "I don't even want to know why this law was necessary" ordinances. What the heck?!
• In Detroit, it is illegal to let your pig run free unless it has a ring in its nose. Don't you know nose piercings are the hight of swine fashion? Don't let your pig leave home without one.
• It is illegal to paint sparrows to sell them as parakeets. Well, it's about time the Michigan Parakeet Black Market gets the slap they deserve. Tweet.
• In Clawson, it is legal for a farmer to sleep with his pigs, cows, horses, goats, and chickens. What do they mean by "sleep?"
• There is a ten-cent bounty for each rat's head brought into a town office. My next get-rich-quick scheme!
Law information source: stupidlaws.com and dumblaws.com