Updates about legal issues facing animals in the state
The Animal Legal Defense Fund works at the federal, state and local levels to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals.
Animal Protection Laws Ranking
Each year, the Animal Legal Defense Fund publishes its U.S. State Animal Protection Laws Rankings Report. Each state is ranked based on 20 different categories of animal protection.
- +Mandatory psychological evaluations following felony convictions for animal cruelty
- -Has an ag-gag law
- -No felony provisions for first time cruelty to animals (only fighting)
- -Social services professionals not required to report suspected animal abuse
- -Limited definition of “animal”
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