U.S. State Rankings for Animal Laws


2019 U.S. State Rankings for Animal Protection Laws

Overall Rank: #4 (Top Tier)
  • + Care requirements (food, water, shelter, care, etc.) are well-defined
  • + Court may require convicted offenders to undergo mental health evaluations or treatment
  • + Mandatory post-conviction possession bans for certain crimes, and temporary pre-conviction possession ban
  • - Restitution for costs of care of seized animals is not mandatory
  • - Sexual assault of animals is only a misdemeanor

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