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 sexual assault of animals, or for negligent or reckless animal neglect or abandonment
- -Has an ag-gag law
- -No provisions for pre-conviction restitution or forfeiture of cruelly treated animals
- -Definition of “animal” excludes large categories of animals if the conduct and care to the animal is in accordance with “accepted practices”
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