U.S. State Rankings for Animal Laws


2019 U.S. State Rankings for Animal Protection Laws

Overall Rank: #12 (Top Tier)
  • + Legal mechanism for pre-conviction forfeiture of cruelly treated animals
  • + Protection orders may include animals
  • + Felony provisions for cruelty, neglect, fighting, abandonment, and sexual assault
  • - Veterinarians are not required to report suspected animal cruelty
  • - Post-conviction possession ban is limited to the length of probation or parole, and only includes companion animals

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