I know some people from North Dakota, and they seem like totally regular, nice, people. Great friends of mine, actually. Based on this sampling of laws from their home state, perhaps I should investigate further.
• It is illegal to keep an elk in a sandbox in your backyard. Well that's understandable. I've never seen a sand box big enough for an elk. Those guys are huge. Really, it would be inhumane.
• Kangaroo boxing is a crime. This ain't the outback, mate.
• In Minot, it is unlawful to indecently exhibit a studhorse. Please. Put it away. No one wants to see that.
• It is illegal to own feral swine. In Arizona, we have a huge feral cat problem, but feral swine? You learn something every day.
• In Devil's Lake, it's a crime to expose copulating animals. For heaven's sake, leave the shades drawn.
• In Grand Forks, it is a crime to assault a police dog. So as long as the pooch isn't wearing a badge, we're good to go?
• In Grand Forks, it is a crime to break into a dog pound. Pardon me, but I was under the impression that it was illegal to break in anywhere in any state. Criminals, North Dakota is the place to be! Just stay away from the pounds.
• In Grand Forks, a person can be prosecuted for failing to confine a dog in heat. It's always the woman's fault.
Please come back next week when we check out ridiculous animal laws in Ohio!
Law information source: stupidlaws.com, dumblaws.com, and realstrangelaws.com.