An infographic of odd USA pet laws, of which some may be fictional, for example:
It is illegal to imitate an animal in Miami, Florida, we are told. I find it hard (no – impossible) to believe. Although it is discussed on the internet as one of those wacky US laws, there is nothing that I can find which supports the statement. It is fun to believe it exists but it is utterly preposterous and completely unenforceable. Also there is absolutely no point to it – meow, hiss…..The Miami Dade County pet laws website has no reference to this absurd, and I say, fictional law. I discuss it further below the infographic….
Oh…in French Lick Springs (great but strange name), Orange County, Indiana, on Friday 13th black cats have to wear a bell 😉 . I guess that means outside the home. Is this law designed to protect black cats? Does it exist? I don’t think it does exist. I have checked OCgov.com website regarding “OC Pet Laws” and it is not there unsurprisingly.
Miami – imitating animals illegal?
Think about a cat owner going to her veterinarian and describing to her vet the sound her cat makes by imitating the sound and what it might mean as a tool to diagnose ill health. Under this law it would be illegal to do that in Miami. And why just Miami and nowhere else in the entire USA? Because it is mad.
I have a feeling that someone in the city commissioners’ council chamber in Miami suggested it and it leaked out and then circulated around the internet. What was a suggestion became a fact and then the law.
There has to be a purpose for a law to exist and I can’t think of one in this instance.
Some of the listed laws in the graphic no doubt exist and serve a purpose. You can tell when it makes sense but as for Miami and French Lick, it doesn’t 😉 .