These Are The Weirdest Animal Laws In The US

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Dogs can't bark for more than 10 minutes

In Multnomah County, Oregon, this is an actual law. The law forbids 10 minutes of straight barking or 30 minutes of intermittent barking. Yikes.

Dogs can't "molest" cars.

In Fort Thomas, Kentucky, there's a law on the books that prevents dogs from "molesting of pedestrians or passing vehicles." What does that even _mean_?

Pets can't go in cemeteries.

This one comes out of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, where a city ordinance prohibits all animals, with the exception of trained service dogs, from cemeteries.

Your dog can't stink.

In Galesburg, Illinois, there's technically a law against keeping an animal that disturbs others with its odor. Bath time, Fido.

You can't photograph rabbits between January and April.

In Wyoming, you can't photograph game animals (which includes adorable bunnies) between January and April without a permit.

Animals can't get haircuts at human salons.

There's an ordinance in Juneau, Alaska that prohibits animals from entering salons to receive haircuts or any kind of beauty treatment.

Black cats have to wear bells on Friday the 13th.

In French Lick Springs, Indiana, black cats have to wear bells on Friday the 13th to let residents know they're coming. It's apparently still enforced.

You can't sell dog and cat hair.

In Delaware, you can't use dog and cat hair to make products to sell. Cruella deVil would not like it there.

You can't give someone a goldfish to convince them to play bingo.

While the Athens-Clarke County, Georgia law covers goldfish and bingo, it also covers other animals and other forms of contests, games, and competition. So, even though it can have some silly outcomes that the internet likes to poke fun at, it protects against serious crimes like dog fighting.

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Dogs can't bark for more than 10 minutes

In Multnomah County, Oregon, this is an actual law. The law forbids 10 minutes of straight barking or 30 minutes of intermittent barking. Yikes.