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Dumb New Mexico Laws

Note: All cited laws are real and currently in effect, and have been verified for authenticity by practicing attorney Nathan Belofsky, Esq., the world's leading authority on strange laws.

  • In the State of New Mexico, the State claims the right to moisture which falls from the sky.
  • In New Mexico, it’s a crime to kill a songbird.
  • In New Mexico, pecans cannot be leathery, decidedly shrunken, or have worms.
  • In New Mexico, it’s against the law to trip a horse.
  • In New Mexico, breaking off stalactites in a cave is a crime.
  • In New Mexico, all food fed to swine must first be cooked in government-approved facilities.
  • In New Mexico, harassing a fire dog is against the law.
  • In New Mexico, it’s illegal to tamper with a tree within 400 yards of a highway.
  • In New Mexico, abusing a computer is a crime.
  • In New Mexico, it’s illegal to throw an object onto the field during a game.
  • In New Mexico, it’s a crime for unregistered entities to feed garbage to swine.
  • In New Mexico, defacing a rock is against the law.
  • In New Mexico, indecent waitering is a crime.
  • In New Mexico, it’s a crime to hunt an animal and not consume its meat.
  • In New Mexico, the sale of subhuman primates may be regulated by the Department of Health.
  • In New Mexico, cloud modification without a permit is a crime.
  • In New Mexico, animals taken for rattlesnake roundups and lizard races are exempt from wildlife laws.
  • In New Mexico, fees must be paid on commuting sheep.
  • In New Mexico, it’s a crime to get on a ski lift while drunk.
  • In New Mexico, hunting jaguar is prohibited.
  • In Las Cruces, New Mexico, one must tear up discarded plastic bags left near children.
  • In New Mexico, it’s a crime to shoot a cuckoo.
  • In New Mexico, breaking into a cave is a crime.
  • In New Mexico, one who illegally kills a javelina can be fined $400.

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