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.
Overall Rank: #34 (Middle Tier)
- +Court is required to order post-conviction forfeiture of an animal if the offender is likely to reoffend
- +Sentence enhancements for repeat offenders
- -Social services professionals are not required to report suspected animal cruelty
- -No mandatory post-conviction possession ban or psychological evaluation
- -Has an ag-gag law
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