U.S. State Rankings for Animal Laws


2019 U.S. State Rankings for Animal Protection Laws

Overall Rank: #47 (Bottom Tier)
  • + Has sentence enhancements for repeat animal abusers
  • - No prohibition of sexual assault of animals
  • - Veterinarians prohibited from reporting suspected abuse
  • - No statutory provisions for post-conviction restitution or forfeiture, except in cases involving horses and sexual assault of animals
  • - No statutorily authorized mental health treatment or evaluation except in cases involving sexual assault of animals

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