U.S. State Rankings for Animal Laws


2019 U.S. State Rankings for Animal Protection Laws

Overall Rank: #34 (Middle Tier)
  • + Mandatory post-conviction forfeiture
  • + Mandatory sentencing to mental health evaluation and, if necessary, treatment
  • - No felony provision for abandonment or neglect
  • - Has an ag-gag law
  • - Other agencies or departments are not required to report suspected animal cruelty

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