U.S. State Rankings for Animal Laws


2019 U.S. State Rankings for Animal Protection Laws

Overall Rank: #26 (Middle Tier)
  • + Felony provisions for cruelty, neglect, abandonment and fighting
  • + Peace officers have a duty to seize cruelly treated animals
  • - Care requirements/standards are not well defined
  • - Sexual assault of animals is not well defined and is only a misdemeanor
  • - Other agencies or departments are not required to report suspected animal cruelty

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