Bizarre Dog Laws

Responsible dog owners are conscious of the most important and common laws regarding animals in their area. They also know the convention and tend to make an effort not to let their dog get into anyone else’s way. But some municipal, state and federal laws really take the cake when it comes to deciding what is and is not appropriate and acceptable behavior in relation to dogs.

In Turin, Italy, all dog owners take their dog-walking responsibility seriously, because if they do not, they will have to pay a fine. So, if you don’t want to pay some serious cash, you'd better take your dog out at least three times a day, every day, regardless of breed.

In another place, the one-child policy is also in effect for dogs. In Shanghai, China, no one can have more than one dog as a pet at a time. For this reason, all puppies born to your dog must be given away from the age of three months, and of course, the new owner can’t already have a dog of his own. Kubla Khan would not do well under this law because he purportedly owned about five thousand mastiffs.

In Oklahoma, USA, There's no way you can get away with teasing a dog. In fact, you will be arrested for making "ugly faces" at a dog. There is a similar rule in a place called Normal, Illinois. Here you better treat those animals with real respect!

Here is one of the pacifists of the world. In all of North Carolina State, dogs and cats are not allowed to fight. It's illegal. I'm not sure of the punishment. Maybe Prison time or something.

Owners of sick dogs should take note that in London, England, it is not allowed to carry a rabid dog in a taxi. So, if you were planning on going to your veterinarian by taxi, you'd better think again.

In Boulder, Colorado, you cannot have an animal as a pet. You can keep a dog in your house as a pet, but you do not have it legally. You are the "pet minder ", not the owner.

People who go to bed early and enjoy their evening and night-time peace and quiet should move to Little Rock, Arkansas, where it is illegal for a dog to bark after six o'clock. Better break out the muzzles and sedatives.

Freedom of assembly does not seem to apply to dogs in Oklahoma, even if the state does not respect their emotional sensitivity, as mentioned above. At least, on private property, more than two dogs cannot gather together without a permit signed by the mayor.

Dogs that live in Ohio have even more to be afraid of. Their constitutional rights are not only ignored, but police officers can even bite a dog that is being loud in order to make it stop. I wonder how many police officers have tried that and how effective it was.

Other animals certainly have their fair share of weird laws, but dogs seems to be the most affected. Maybe it’s because they have shared the lives of humans for as long as humans have domesticated animals. Or maybe it's just because they are so prevalent as pets these days, so they stay in people's minds. In any case, this type of legislation will undoubtedly keep dog owners on their toes when traveling from one place to another. It may be good to check up on local restrictions because you do not want to end up in jail for looking at a dog the wrong way.

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