Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Wacky Laws

Hat tip to Law Librarian blog for list of Wacky Laws that are (apparently) still on the books. Citations are not given so we can't verify that these are true, but they are fun to read.

#6. 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 two months old, the aforementioned animals must be sold in batches of six.

This may be true, but there is an actual reason for this law. When I was a child - a long time ago - it was common for parents to give a child(ren) a colored chick, duckling or rabbit as a gift at Easter.

So as silly as these laws appear some of them served a purpose at the time.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat