One of the most often shared “unusual” laws in Switzerland, the country where I reside, is that you’re not allowed to own only one guinea pig. The reasoning is that social animals*, such as guinea pigs, must be kept in groups of at least two animals. There are even companies that “rent a guinea pig” to help owners remain in compliance with the law.
What are the interesting/strange laws regarding animals where you live? I found lots when I googled the topic but I thought it would be fun to see which ones our animal-loving forum members have encountered.
*According to Swiss law, social animals are “guinea pigs, mice, gerbils, rats, degus and chinchillas, and (for birds) Japanese quails, macaws, cockatoos, parakeets, parrots, canaries, estrildid finches and – of course – lovebirds. Domestic rabbits “may not be kept on their own during their first eight weeks”, after that they should be kept in groups “whenever possible”. If it’s not possible, they must at least be able to hear and smell other rabbits.”