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U.S. State Animal Protection Laws Rankings (2019)

ALDF: The best and worst states for animal protection laws in the United States as of 2019, according to Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF). Every state and territory, regardless of rank, has room for improvement.

Here, the Animal Legal Defense Fund has highlighted some strengths and weaknesses in each jurisdiction’s animal protection laws…  The disparity in various jurisdictions’ animal protection laws demonstrates the unfortunate reality that, in many places, the law significantly under-represents animals’ interests.

However, the Rankings Report also presents an opportunity to improve laws everywhere. New animal protection laws continue to be implemented around the country by motivated lawmakers and their constituents—just like you.

As new laws are enacted and utilized, states and territories can learn from one another, building upon statutes that have been successful in other jurisdictions to create strong and effective protections for animals. SOURCE…


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