You thought it was just crazy in the USA. This is taken from a local newspaper, the MD. Independent,
Laws gone crazy
In Switzerland today, it is illegal to practice catch and release fishing. The reason being it's too cruel.
Last month, Europe's only pet lawyer took an angler to court representing a dead pike. It seems the fisherman took over 10 minutes to land his prize, and that constituted torture says the dearly departed pike's legal mouthpiece.
Over there in that land of yodeling, discrete bankers, fine chocolates and those versatile army knives, it's also against the law to tie a horse in a stall, put one parakeet in a cage or a single pig in a pen for that's considered solitary confinement.
In 2013, another law kicks in wherein all dog owners all have to take a training course.
Swiss dog breeders are for the new laws, but the farming community say it's a bit over the top and unnecessary.
Lordy, I'm just glad I don't live over there.