U.S. State Rankings for Animal Laws


2019 U.S. State Rankings for Animal Protection Laws

Overall Rank: #35 (Middle Tier)
  • + Court is required to order post-conviction forfeiture of an animal if the offender is likely to reoffend
  • + Sentence enhancements for repeat offenders
  • - Other agencies or departments are not required to report suspected animal cruelty
  • - No statutory authority to allow protective orders to include animals
  • - Has an ag-gag law

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