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Fix your horse's teeth? Not in Alabama, you don't

January 3, 2009 |  2:05 pm

Horse teeth Fox News reports on some shall-we-say-questionable laws are still on the books in the U.S., many of which concern animals.   A word of caution, then, to any readers out there who may be considering equine orthodontia:

In Alabama it is against the law to alter the natural appearance of the teeth of a horse or mule to make the animal appear younger than it actually is.

(Alabama's no fun; it also outlaws bear-wrestling.  OhMyGov rightly points out, though, that "If you're wrestling a bear ... the law seems to be the least of your problems.")

Oh, and if you're traveling to Kentucky, better leave the Easter chicks behind:

In Kentucky it is illegal to sell, exchange, offer to sell or exchange, display or possess living baby chicks, ducklings or other fowl or rabbits that have been dyed or colored. It is also illegal to dye or color baby chicks, ducklings, fowl or rabbits. And unless they are at least 2 months old, the aforementioned animals must be sold in batches of six.

Chicago municipal code prohibits poodles from attending the operaSkunk-teasing is outlawed in Minnesota.  And don't even think about catching a fish with a lasso in Tennessee. 

Whew!  Good thing we live in California, where (according to TotallyUselessKnowledge) it's illegal to set a mousetrap if you don't have a hunting license. 

--Lindsay Barnett

Photo: Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times

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