U.S. State Rankings for Animal Laws

Iowa

2019 U.S. State Rankings for Animal Protection Laws

Overall Rank: #49 (Bottom Tier)
  • + Court may order pre-conviction forfeiture of cruelly treated animals
  • - Has an ag-gag law
  • - No felony provisions for first time cruelty to animals (only fighting)
  • - Inadequate definitions/standards of basic care
  • - No provisions for veterinarians or other select non-animal-related agencies/professionals to report suspected animal abuse

You Can Protect Animals

Since 1979, the Animal Legal Defense Fund has led the charge to win animals the legal protection they so desperately need—and deserve. Your generous gift will assure that we can continue to take on cases that advance the interests of animals.

Donate