U.S. State Rankings for Animal Laws

U.S. Virgin Islands

2018 U.S. Territory Rankings for Animal Protection Laws

Overall Rank: #2 (Top Tier)
  • + Wide range of care standards/requirements including food, water, shelter, care, and space
  • + Veterinarians must report suspected animal cruelty, and have immunity for doing so
  • + Mandatory post-conviction possession ban
  • - Definition of “animal” is limited
  • - No felony provisions for neglect or abandonment

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