Let's not think of New Jersey as stuck in a faraway time as far as their animal laws go. They're just being cautious, I'm sure. All in the name of animal safety...here, here! I'll toast to that. Please enjoy this week's offerings of ridiculous animal laws.
• Automobiles are not to pass horse-drawn carriages on the street. So leave yourself some extra time to get where you're going.
• It is illegal to delay or detain a homing pigeon. I'm supposing these are still used because it takes so long to get anywhere with all of the horse-drawn carriages in the way.
• It is illegal to offer whiskey or cigarettes to animals at the local zoo. Be sure to bring some tequila and a joint if you want to make friends with Jersey critters.
• In Berkley Heights, you may not walk your cattle on the street on Sunday. Please stick to the sidewalk. With all of those slow carriages holding things up, we don't need to add cattle to the mix.
• All cats must wear three bells to warn birds of their whereabouts. A back-up to the back-up. Good plan.
Please join us next week when we take a look at New Mexico.
Law information source: stupidlaws.com and dumblaws.com