U.S. State Rankings for Animal Laws

California

2018 U.S. State Rankings for Animal Protection Laws

Overall Rank: #8 (Top Tier)
  • + Animals may be included in protection orders
  • + Veterinarians must report suspected animal cruelty, and have immunity for doing so
  • + Mandatory post-conviction possession ban
  • - Sexual assault of animals is only a misdemeanor and is not well-defined
  • - Care requirements/standards are not well defined

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