U.S. State Rankings for Animal Laws

Louisiana

2018 U.S. State Rankings for Animal Protection Laws

Overall Rank: #7 (Top Tier)
  • + Care requirements (food, water, shelter, care, etc.) are well-defined
  • + Other agencies or departments have a duty to report suspected animal cruelty
  • + Mandatory mental health evaluations and treatment/anger management classes for certain offenders
  • - Veterinarians are not required to report suspected animal cruelty and do not have immunity for doing so
  • - Felony animal fighting only covers limited species

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