Animal Legal Defense Fund published a study that ranked states based on their Animal Cruelty Laws.
I am dissapointed to see that my home state of New Jersey ranked #47.
The worst states are in the Bottom Tier because they lack basic anti-cruelty laws and mandates such as Mandatory forfeiture of animals upon conviction of cruelty, and refusing to classify cruelty, neglect, abandonment or sexual assasult of animals as felonies (among other things).
How does your home state stack up? Does this chart seem to make sense based on your experiences?
Read the full report here.