These laws below are so bizarre and raise so many questions! To find out more, you can read about it at Paw Culture!
Picture this: you're walking down the aisle in an airplane and when you find your seat, there's a turkey sitting next to it. Or a pig. Or a monkey. It sounds like a comedy routine, but it isn't. In the past few years, there has been an unprecedented rise in people having 'emotional support animals', particularly when traveling on airplanes. While any step towards improving mental health is applauded, there have been many incidents involving emotional support animals on airplanes that really don't belong there. We can't blame these untrained animals for acting the way animals act, but we can question the laws that allow them on board. With new regulations from the US Department of Transport, things are about to change. We discuss these changes below, and whether they are for the better or the worse.
The "High Council of Virtual Spaces" --which sounds more like a Reddit Moderator group than anything remotely official-- has declared Pokémon GO! illegal in Iran over "security concerns." Iran is the first place the game is now illegal because Jigglypuff is apparently SO SCARY.
Well, I guess Iranians can always go on vacation.
"We've had that cat five years, and there's never been a question," Mayor Ron White relayed to The Fort Worth Star Telegram. "That cat doesn't have anything to do with whether somebody can have their puppy at City Hall. That cat doesn't hurt anybody... The council just went out and did this on their own because they don't like cats."
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A slice of good news from North Korea today. And by "good" we mean better than hearing about human rights violations, and by "North Korea" we mean the place where this story came from.
Supreme leader Kim Jong Un reversed a 20-year-old rule -- implemented by Papa Bear himself -- banning women from riding bicycles. The law was originall
y mandated after Oh Hye Young, the daughter of National Defence Commission vice-chair Oh Geuk Ryeol, was killed by an automobile while riding a bicycle in the 1990s. The law was never strictly enforced outside Pyongyang, but it was still on the books, which means the old regime wasn't going to budge.
Ultimately, this change probably doesn't represent even a microscopic shift in ruling ideology, but at least Mr. Jong Un woke up on the right side of the bed one day, realized it was 2012 -- or whatever year their calendar claims it is -- and concluded that women can ride bicycles responsibly. Hooray for progress!