Many stupid laws have to do with advancing technology. To mention just one: a provision in a code concerning the military, dating back to 1939, regulates “beasts of burden (horses, oxen, dogs, etc.)” that can be requisitioned “for vehicles employed by the army”.
10-1 Animals on sidewalks. It shall be unlawful for any person to hitch, ride or allow any horse, mule, ass or other animal to stand on any sidewalk within the corporate limits of the town.
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Sec. 10-9. Keeping animals or vermin deleterious or harmful to public health or perilous to public safety prohibited; exception. It shall be prohibited for any person to keep, harbor or maintain any animal or vermin whose natural actions and presence are or may be deleterious or harmful to the public health or that may imperil…
Sheep driven or conducted between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., and when crossing a bridge, shall be in charge of at least six (6) drovers; and the footway and not less than one-third (1/3) of the roadway of the bridge shall be kept free of obstruction by the sheep.
Over the years, roosters became a greater nuisance than most residents could tolerate. Thus, the roosters have been labeled as disturbances of the peace.