A proposed new law restricts the appearance, in films, of non-local pigeons. Here is the complete text of the bill:
HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2203 FILED ON: 1/12/2009
HOUSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No. 816
AN ACT RELATIVE TO PIGEONS IN MOTION PICTURES.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
SECTION 1. Not withstanding any General Laws to the contrary, all pigeons that are used in motion pictures within Massachusetts must be licensed and banded within Massachusetts.
The wording is general. Disputes may arise as to whether this applies (1) only to motion pictures that are filmed in Massachusetts; or (2) also to motion pictures are viewed in Massachusetts.
The bill was filed by Massachusetts state representative Michael J. Rodrigues on behalf of his constituent Bill Desmaris [pictured in this photo].
Are there similar laws in existence elsewhere for pigeons or for other animals?
(Discovered via microkhan.)