U.S. State Rankings for Animal Laws


2019 U.S. State Rankings for Animal Protection Laws

Overall Rank: #40 (Bottom Tier)
  • + Veterinarians have immunity for reporting suspected animal cruelty
  • - Definition of “animal” is limited
  • - Felony animal fighting laws only applicable to certain species
  • - No statutorily authorized post-conviction forfeiture or possession bans
  • - No statutory authority to allow protective orders to include animals

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