U.S. State Rankings for Animal Laws


2019 U.S. State Rankings for Animal Protection Laws

Overall Rank: #22 (Middle Tier)
  • + Mandatory mental health evaluations and treatment/anger management classes for certain offenders
  • + Mandatory post-conviction forfeiture and possession bans
  • - No statutory authority to allow protective orders to include animals
  • - Sexual assault statute is poorly defined and is only a misdemeanor
  • - Has an ag-gag law

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