U.S. State Rankings for Animal Laws

New York

2019 U.S. State Rankings for Animal Protection Laws

Overall Rank: #32 (Middle Tier)
  • + Legal mechanism for pre-conviction forfeiture of cruelly treated animals
  • + Peace officers have a duty to enforce animal cruelty laws
  • - Care requirements/standards are not well defined
  • - No felony provisions for abandonment, neglect, or sexual assault of animals
  • - Other agencies or departments are not required to report suspected animal cruelty

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