This law was passed in 1924 in response to a specific incident. A rancher in Kingman, AZ had a donkey who developed a habit of sleeping in an abandoned bathtub on his property. At some point, a nearby dam failed and flooded the area, whisking the donkey (in his bathtub – what a sight!) down…
A monkey once served 5 days in a Chicago jail for shoplifting.
SECTION 8-410. DISTURBING ANIMALS IN PARKS. No person shall hunt, pursue, annoy, throw stones or missiles at, or molest or disturb in any way, any animal, bird or reptile within the confines of any park. (Orig. Ord. 1076).
Each horse-drawn vehicle engaged in carrying loads on the streets and highways of the District shall be equipped with an effective brake.