U.S. State Rankings for Animal Laws


2019 U.S. State Rankings for Animal Protection Laws

Overall Rank: #25 (Middle Tier)
  • + Has a Courtroom Animal Advocate Program
  • + Other agencies or departments have a duty to report suspected animal cruelty
  • - No statutorily authorized sentencing to mental health evaluation or treatment
  • - No statutorily authorized post-conviction forfeiture or possession bans
  • - Care requirements/standards are not well defined

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