U.S. State Rankings for Animal Laws


2018 U.S. State Rankings for Animal Protection Laws

Overall Rank: #43 (Bottom Tier)
  • + Court may prohibit convicted offenders from owning or possessing animals
  • - No felony provisions for neglect or abandonment of an animal
  • - Other agencies or departments are not required to report suspected animal cruelty
  • - Animals may not be included in protection orders
  • - Ag-gag law

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