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”.
Over the years, roosters became a greater nuisance than most residents could tolerate. Thus, the roosters have been labeled as disturbances of the peace.
This is for-real, current, and on the books, reported by Reuters.
Section 3-6 Animals killed or injured on rights-of-way. Notwithstanding any provisions herein to the contrary, animals injured or killed on or along public streets or rights-of-way shall be presumed to be or having been running at large. The animal control officer shall remove all such animals and, at his or her discretion, deliver those needing…