Animals Breaking the Law

 Posted by on 25 May 2008 at 12:15 am  Funny, Law
May 252008

Monica has blogged this funny news story from Mexico about a donkey jailed for assault and battery:

A donkey is doing time in southern Mexico for assault and battery.

The animal was locked up at a local jail that normally holds people for public drunkenness and other disturbances after it bit and kicked two men near a ranch in Chiapas state, police said Monday.

Officer Sinar Gomez said the donkey will remain behind bars until its owner agrees to pay the men’s medical bills.

“Around here, if someone commits a crime they are jailed,” Gomez said — “no matter who they are.”

Along related lines, here’s a picture of a bird clearly thumbing its nose at the law:

Of course these stories strike us as funny because human notions of responsibility and rights simply don’t apply to animals.

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