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.
- +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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