6.04.120 Killing and injuring birds. It is unlawful for any person to injure or destroy any kind of bird within the city or to throw stones, shoot at or use any implements with the intention of killing or injuring any bird within the city.
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…
The toad that is referenced in this law secretes a drug-like poison that some people were licking to get “high”.