U.S. State Rankings for Animal Laws


2019 U.S. State Rankings for Animal Protection Laws

Overall Rank: #43 (Bottom Tier)
  • + Veterinarians have immunity for reporting suspected animal cruelty
  • - No felony provisions for neglect, abandonment, or sexual assault of animals law
  • - Has an ag-gag law
  • - No statutory authority to allow protective orders to include animals
  • - No provisions for pre-conviction restitution or forfeiture of cruelly treated animals

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