U.S. State Rankings for Animal Laws

Wyoming

2018 U.S. State Rankings for Animal Protection Laws

Overall Rank: #47 (Bottom Tier)
  • + Enhanced penalties for cases involving repeat animal abusers or multiple animals
  • - No prohibition on sexual assault of an animal
  • - No felony neglect or abandonment provisions
  • - Inadequate definitions/standards of basic care
  • - No statutorily authorized mental health evaluation/treatment at sentencing

Select Provisions

Adequate definitions/standards of basic care
Increased penalties for repeat abusers and/or animal hoarders
Court may restrict ownership of animals after a conviction
Mandatory forfeiture of animals upon conviction
Courts may order pre-conviction forfeiture of abused animals

2017 Rank

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2018 Rank

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* Limited to select species

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