U.S. State Rankings for Animal Laws

North Dakota

2019 U.S. State Rankings for Animal Protection Laws

Overall Rank: #41 (Bottom Tier)
  • + Care requirements (food, water, shelter, care, etc.) are well-defined
  • - No felony provisions for neglect, abandonment, or sexual assault of animals
  • - No statutory authority to allow protective orders to include animals
  • - No mechanism for pre-conviction restitution
  • - No statutory authorization for post-conviction forfeiture or post-conviction possession bans

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