U.S. State Rankings for Animal Laws


2019 U.S. State Rankings for Animal Protection Laws

Overall Rank: #10 (Top Tier)
  • + Felony animal fighting provisions for all species, and animal fighting is a RICO offense
  • + Court may require convicted offenders to undergo mental health evaluations or treatment
  • + Has “Good Samaritan” law allowing civilians to rescue animals left unattended in cars
  • - Care requirements/standards are not well defined
  • - No felony provisions for animal neglect or abandonment

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