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These States Protect Their Pets the Most

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These States Protect Their Pets the Most
The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) has finally released its annual Animal Protection Laws Rankings Report highlighting the best and worst US states and territories when it comes to protecting animals.

The rankings are based on 19 aspects of animal protection and they've included 5 new categories:
  1. the definition of “animal” 
  2. courtroom animal advocate programs
  3. laws that allow individuals to rescue dogs from hot parked cars
  4. civil nuisances abatement
  5. breed-specific legislation
The Best and the Worst
The following states ranked as the 5 worst when it comes to protecting their animals:

Five Worst States
  • New Mexico
  • Wyoming
  • Iowa
  • Mississippi
  • Kentucky
At the other end of the spectrum, Illinois has remained at the top of the US rankings.

Five Best States
  • Illinois
  • Oregon
  • Maine
  • Colorado
  • Massachusetts
Let's hope that with the continued publication of these rankings, states like Kentucky will pull it together.

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