Worst Laws and Policies Around the World

Joeljohns249
Laws are needed in every nation to protect the rights of every citizen living there. But sometimes, they go too far. So, this is a list of the worst laws and policies that exists or used to exist in some parts of our world. Vote for the law that you don't approve of. Thank you.

The Top Ten

1 Chewing Gum is Banned - Singapore (1992-2003) Chewing Gum is Banned - Singapore (1992-2003)

I would not live in Singapore. - 2storm

Oh Singapore... - RadioHead03

Lol that’s so ridiculous it’s hilarious - Randomator

Yes. There was a time when chewing gum was banned in Singapore because apparently it could lead to “mischief-making” like “putting chewing gum on our subway train doors so that they don't open.” A single piece of gum could land you a fine of $1000. Do it a second time and you’ll owe the state $2000. A third time means you’ll be forced into hard labor, cleaning the streets while wearing a sign that says “I’m a litterer.” It’s a shame, because chewing gum can actually be a great way to activate your metabolism. - Joeljohns249

2 A woman may only have sex with her husband, and the first time this happens her mother must be in the room to witness the act - Cali, Columbia A woman may only have sex with her husband, and the first time this happens her mother must be in the room to witness the act - Cali, Columbia

Lol... imagine the columbian cops peeping through the window while you are having sex just to check if the mother is present - Joeljohns249

Now that's just creepy - darthvadern

Um... that would be awkward - Randomator

Awkward and... creepy... - BorisRule

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3 Forgetting your wife's birthday is a punishable crime - Samoa Forgetting your wife's birthday is a punishable crime - Samoa

If I was forced to get married I would live here because my birthdays are so underrated and I don't enough birthday recognitions.

Fun fact: This list was re-submitted 5 times until admin finally approved it. - Joeljohns249

And forgetting your husband's is not? - Alkadikce

I suspect it's just polynesian culture. Not the worst really at all, however it's a bit odd if I do say so myself - darthvadern

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4 Women are not allowed to drive a car - Saudi Arabia (1957-2018) Women are not allowed to drive a car - Saudi Arabia (1957-2018)

Thankfully this law finally repealed in June 2018 after many protests and petitions from various women's rights organizations in there. - Joeljohns249

And in Turkmenistan, black cars are ruled out - Alkadikce

I knew this. - Userguy44

Wow - 2storm

5 People who do not own a burial plot will not be buried when they die - France People who do not own a burial plot will not be buried when they die - France

For the record this law is only applicable to the french town of Sarpourenx - Joeljohns249

6 Keeping a fish hostage in a bowl/container is banned - Rome Keeping a fish hostage in a bowl/container is banned - Rome

PETA involved in this?! - BorisRule

Why? Because PETA's branch in Rome considers it Animal Cruelty! - Joeljohns249

PETA’s involved? That explains a lot - Randomator

PETA’s stupidity strikes again. - RadioHead03

7 Merchandise Based on Winnie The Pooh Are Banned - Poland Merchandise Based on Winnie The Pooh Are Banned - Poland

How is Winnie the Pooh inappropriate just because he doesn't wear pants, He's an animal. - B1ueNew

It's true. Merchandises based on the cartoon character "Winnie The Pooh" are banned specifically in the area of Tuszyn, Poland. Why? Because that character has been labelled as an "Inappropriate hermaphrodite" as it doesn't wear pants and has non-gender-specific genitalia. Jeez...SJWs are also starting to poison in Poland as well... - Joeljohns249

Tons of people didn't get a childhood - darthvadern

The actual reason is because the leader got pissed off at a picture of him being compared to Winnie The Pooh. - RadioHead03

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8 Feeding Pigeons Is Illegal - San Francisco Feeding Pigeons Is Illegal - San Francisco

Not only is it illegal to feed the animals some refer to as "the rats of the sky," but San Francisco even created an entire webpage highlighting the "dozens" of reasons why. (Hint: So. Much. Poop.) - Joeljohns249

At the lake Balaton, a lot of people feed the ducks inappropriate things like bread and biscuits. - Alkadikce

What’s the punishment? Going to jail lol? Also what if you dropped some food accidentally and they eat it? Is that still breaking the law? - Randomator

9 It is illegal to own a dog - Reykjavik, Iceland (1924-1984) It is illegal to own a dog - Reykjavik, Iceland (1924-1984)

How about lions? Or gorillas? Or dolphins? - darthvadern

For the record, this law is only applicable to the capital city in Iceland named Reykjavik - Joeljohns249

And I was beginning to like the place.

DANG - LightningStrike

10 It is legal for a man to have sex with an animal, provided that it weighs less than 40lbs (18.1437kg) - Washington (1787-2006) It is legal for a man to have sex with an animal, provided that it weighs less than 40lbs (18.1437kg) - Washington (1787-2006)

I wonder if Shane Dawson and his cat were in Washington when he had his "time" with the cat. - B1ueNew

"1787"
The state of Washington wasn't even founded until 1889 though, It even says on the picture. - B1ueNew

You are correct. The state of Washington came to be recognized as one only since 1889. However before that time, non-recognized states of US solely abided under the official "United States Constitution" (Supreme Law Book) that was initially created in the year 1787. Since this law was included in the US Constitution's first edition, this law first came into effect since 1787. - Joeljohns249

Why would you do this in the first place? - Randomator

Wait till the cats in Washington start a #MeToo movement of their own... - Joeljohns249

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1. Chewing Gum is Banned - Singapore (1992-2003)
2. A woman may only have sex with her husband, and the first time this happens her mother must be in the room to witness the act - Cali, Columbia
3. Women are not allowed to drive a car - Saudi Arabia (1957-2018)
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