U.S. State Rankings for Animal Laws


2019 U.S. State Rankings for Animal Protection Laws

Overall Rank: #46 (Bottom Tier)
  • + Enhanced penalties for cases involving repeat animal abusers or multiple animals
  • - No prohibition on sexual assault of an animal
  • - No felony neglect or abandonment provisions
  • - Inadequate definitions/standards of basic care
  • - No statutorily authorized mental health evaluation/treatment at sentencing

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