How Do Your State’s Animal Protection Laws Rank?

Posted by Stephan Otto, ALDF's Director of Legislative Affairs on December 15, 2010

2010 State Rankings Map

The Animal Legal Defense Fund released its fifth annual State Animal Protection Laws report today, ranking all fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and other
U.S. territories for the general comprehensiveness and relative strength
of their respective animal protection laws.

For the third consecutive year, Illinois held the top spot alone in the
rankings due to its wide array of animal protection laws and Kentucky, once again, had the infamous distinction of
having the weakest laws in the nation–a position it has held since

Find out how your state ranks. Read ALDF’s report.

One thought on “How Do Your State’s Animal Protection Laws Rank?

  1. Mary says:

    Puerto Rico has to be the worst place I have seen. Just today a man was throwing rocks at a horse that was tied up and could not get away. When I say a man I mean at least in his sixties. The dogs and cats get treated the same way. They try to run over the dogs and then if they are successful they leave them there until they are just bones. The dogs have puppies and more puppies and they won’t have them fixed. They drop them on a highway where they know they will get run over. They don’t even publish a number where you can call, but in my heart I know nothing will be done.

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