Is Your State One of the Best States to be an Animal Abuser?

Posted by Stephan Otto, ALDF's Director of Legislative Affairs on December 16, 2009

Hawaii, Idaho, Kentucky, Mississippi, and North Dakota are the five
best states in the country to be an animal abuser, according to a new report released
today by the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF). Based on a detailed
comparative analysis of more than 3,800 pages of statutes, tracking
fourteen distinct categories of provisions, the report recognizes the
states where animal law has real teeth, and calls out those like
Kentucky – the single worst in the nation again this year for animal
protection laws – where animal abusers get off easy. The annual report,
the only one of its kind in the nation, ranks 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.

2009 State Animal Protection Laws Rankings Map

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