U.S. State Rankings for Animal Laws


2019 U.S. State Rankings for Animal Protection Laws

Overall Rank: #2 (Top Tier)
  • + Animal cruelty is an abatable nuisance
  • + Sexual assault statute is adequately defined, addresses related crimes, and the sexual assault of an animal is a sex offense
  • + Increased penalties for cases involving multiple animals
  • - No felony provision for abandonment
  • - Other agencies or departments are not required to report suspected animal cruelty

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