The rankings are made in a report by the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund, which does an annual analysis of animal protection laws.
According to the report,
Mexico, Iowa, South
Dakota, Wyoming, and Kentucky are among the
states where animal abusers get off easy.
Among other weaknesses, the group says
has inadequate felony provisions for neglect, no felony provisions for
abandonment, no provisions on sexual assault, no increased penalties when
animal abuse is committed in front of children and no provisions for
veterinarians to report suspected animal abuse.
Information from Associated Press.