U.S. State Rankings for Animal Laws

Puerto Rico

2018 U.S. Territory Rankings for Animal Protection Laws

Overall Rank: #3 (Middle Tier)
  • + Wide range of care standards/requirements including food, water, shelter, care, and space, which are well-defined
  • + Felony provisions for cruelty, neglect, abandonment, fighting, and sexual assault of animals
  • - Cockfighting is legal
  • - Veterinarians are not required to report suspected animal cruelty
  • - No provisions for pre-conviction restitution or forfeiture of cruelly treated animals

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