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Animal Cruelty Laws State By State - Stray Pet Advocacy

(7 days ago) Intentional Animal Cruelty is defined as: “commits an act to any animal which results in the cruel death, or excessive or repeated infliction of unnecessary pain or suffering.” This is a 3 rd Degree Felony with a fine up to $10,000 and/or imprisonment up to 5 years.

http://www.straypetadvocacy.org/PDF/AnimalCrueltyLaws.pdf

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2020 U.S. State Animal Protection Laws Rankings - Animal

(3 days ago) The 56 jurisdictions included in the 2020 U.S. Animal Protection Laws Rankings Report℠ were numerically ranked based on their cumulative scores to 49 study questions covering 19 distinct animal protection laws categories. The report analyzed enacted laws only and did not review the separate issue of how these laws are enforced.

https://aldf.org/project/us-state-rankings/

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State Animal Anti-Cruelty Laws Animal Legal & Historical

(5 days ago) 51 rows · Cruelty. This map contains links to the animal anti-cruelty laws for all 50 states. Each …

https://www.animallaw.info/content/state-animal-anti-cruelty-laws

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Animal Cruelty Laws by State Animal Abuse Felony

(2 days ago) Many law schools now offer specific courses on the subject, all 50 states have animal cruelty felony provisions (most of felony provisions are for malicious, willful, or aggravated animal cruelty (language varies from state to state) when only four had such penalties in 1986, and the FBI just this year started collecting data on arrests for

https://www.dopplr.com/animal-cruely-laws/

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Laws that Protect Animals - Animal Legal Defense Fund

(1 days ago) The PACT (Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture) Act: Signed into law in 2019, the PACT Act makes some of the most egregious forms of animal cruelty — specifically crushing, burning, drowning, suffocating, impaling or sexual exploitation — in or affecting interstate commerce or within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States a federal crime.

https://aldf.org/article/laws-that-protect-animals/

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All 50 U.S. States Ranked By Animal Protection Laws

(2 days ago) The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) released its 11th annual report on animal protection rankings in January. The longest running and most authoritative report of its kind, the ALDF assesses the strength of each jurisdiction’s animal protection laws by …

https://animalpeopleforum.org/2017/04/18/all-50-u-s-states-ranked-by-animal-protection-laws/

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U.S. States Ranked Best To Worst For Animal Protection In

(7 days ago) Each state is evaluated on 20 distinct animal protection laws categories, including the newly added “Cruelty to Working Animals”. The new category examines protection laws for police and service animals. The 2020 Ranking Report found many states continued to focus on improving possession bans, with four states adding or improving their laws.

https://blog.theanimalrescuesite.greatergood.com/state-rankings-animal-protection-laws/

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Animal Protection: What Are the Laws that Protect Animals?

(4 days ago) Companion animals are protected by cruelty statutes in every state. Each state’s law varies on sentencing requirements and guidelines pertaining to the violations, as well as the explicit cruelties covered. Most states name some combination of cruelty, torture, maiming, and/or neglect in their cruelty laws.

https://sentientmedia.org/animal-protection/

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NY - Cruelty - Consolidated Cruelty Statutes Animal

(5 days ago) Summary: These New York statutes comprise the state's anti-cruelty provisions. "Animal" includes every living creature except a human being. A person who overdrives, overloads, tortures or cruelly beats or unjustifiably injures, maims, mutilates or kills any animal, or deprives any animal of necessary sustenance, food or drink, is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment for not

https://www.animallaw.info/statute/ny-cruelty-consolidated-cruelty-statutes

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Statutes & Constitution :View Statutes : Online Sunshine

(5 days ago) A person who commits animal cruelty or aggravated animal cruelty against more than one animal may be charged with a separate offense for each animal such cruelty was committed upon. (4) A veterinarian licensed to practice in the state shall be held harmless from either criminal or civil liability for any decisions made or services rendered

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0800-0899/0828/Sections/0828.12.html

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Louisiana Laws - Louisiana State Legislature

(6 days ago) Cruelty to animals; simple and aggravated. A. (1) Any person who intentionally or with criminal negligence commits any of the following shall be guilty of simple cruelty to animals: (a) Overdrives, overloads, drives when overloaded, or overworks a living animal. (b) Torments, cruelly beats, or unjustifiably injures any living animal, whether

http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/Law.aspx?d=78236

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RCW 16.52.205: Animal cruelty in the first degree.

(5 days ago) Animal cruelty in the first degree. (1) A person is guilty of animal cruelty in the first degree when, except as authorized in law, he or she intentionally (a) inflicts substantial pain on, (b) causes physical injury to, or (c) kills an animal by a means causing undue suffering or while manifesting an extreme indifference to life, or forces a

https://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=16.52.205

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Texas Animal Cruelty Laws - SPCA of Texas

(4 days ago) Texas Animal Cruelty Laws. In Texas, two types of laws protect animals from cruelty: civil laws and criminal laws. The laws are similar but differ in the penalties they impose. In a civil case, if a judge rules that a person or people have been cruel to animals, the judge may take away their animals and/or order them to pay restitution.

https://www.spca.org/law

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State Laws on Animal Cruelty Lawyers.com

(6 days ago) In general, the most recognized forms of animal cruelty are illegal: torture, mutilation, cruel beating, overwork, or unnecessary or cruel killing. Some animal cruelty laws apply only to domestic animals, while others (as in Illinois) protect wild animals as well. Many states increase the penalties when the cruelty results in serious injury or

https://www.lawyers.com/legal-info/criminal/animal-law/50-state-guide-to-state-laws-on-animal-cruelty.html

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NSW laws criminalising secret recordings of animal cruelty

(Just Now) The laws have been used to pursue activists on criminal charges and have prevented media outlets from using footage depicting cruelty or abuse in abattoirs and knackeries across the state.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/26/nsw-laws-criminalising-secret-recordings-of-animal-cruelty-too-great-a-burden-on-speech-high-court-hears

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State Cruelty Laws Concerning Research Animals National

(5 days ago) State Cruelty Laws Concerning Research Animals. While most state anti-cruelty laws exempt animals used in laboratories, there are a few provisions that specifically limit this exemption to when these animals are on a research protocol, not when they are merely being housed in a breeding, testing or research facility. Historically, laboratory

https://navs.org/learn-more/state-cruelty-laws-concerning-research-animals/

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Animal Cruelty - WSVMA WSVMA Washington State

(3 days ago) Washington Law Regarding Animal Cruelty. Washington law prohibits the following as animal cruelty: Intentionally (a) inflicting substantial pain on, (b) causing physical injury to, or (c) killing an animal by a means causing undue suffering, or forcing a minor to inflict unnecessary pain, injury, or …

https://wsvma.org/animal-cruelty/

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§ 14-360. Cruelty to animals; construction of section.

(9 days ago) Immunity for veterinarian reporting animal cruelty. Any veterinarian licensed in this State who has reasonable cause to believe that an animal has been the subject of animal cruelty in violation of G.S. 14-360 and who makes a report of animal cruelty, or who participates in any investigation or testifies in any judicial proceeding that arises

https://www.ncleg.net/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/PDF/ByArticle/Chapter_14/Article_47.pdf

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Animal Cruelty ASU Center for Problem-Oriented Policing

(Just Now) Laws in some states protect wild animals from frivolous harm (e.g., "thrill killing"), although most animal cruelty laws are designed to only protect "companion animals" or pets. Animal cruelty cases tend to span the jurisdictions of several state and local agencies and departments, and the agency officially responsible for handling animal

https://popcenter.asu.edu/content/animal-cruelty-0

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Animal Cruelty FAQs - Ga Dept of Agriculture

(7 days ago) Report to the Georgia Department of Agriculture Equine Health Section at 1-800-282-5852, ext. 3713 or 404-656-3713, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. or to the local law enforcement agency and the animal control office, if one exists in the area. For other …

http://agr.georgia.gov/animal-cruelty-faqs.aspx

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Cruelty Laws - Stray Pet Advocacy

(4 days ago) Every state in the United States and the District of Columbia has a law prohibiting cruelty to animals. These laws do not give animals rights, but do afford some legal protection. The purposes of these laws is to deter violence by humans in any form as well as to protect animals from mistreatment and cruelty by imposing a penalty for those acts.

http://www.straypetadvocacy.org/html/cruelty_laws.html

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State and Local Animal Welfare Information Center NAL

(2 days ago) Animal welfare legislation has been in place since the early 1600’s when the puritans were settling in the New England colonies. Over 200 years later, in 1828, New York became the first state to pass an animal anti-cruelty law (N.Y. Revised Statutes 1829, Title 6 Section 26) and then many of the other states followed suite a few years after.

https://www.nal.usda.gov/legacy/awic/state-and-local

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GUIDE TO PREVENTION OF ANIMAL CRUELTY LAWS - State

(Just Now) GUIDE TO PREVENTION OF ANIMAL CRUELTY LAWS Amendments to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (hereinafter “the Act”), N.J.S.A. 4:22-17 et seq., were recently signed into law. The new legal requirements set forth in the Act apply to any individual who owns or has custody or control (hereinafter “caretaker”) of a dog,

https://www.state.nj.us/health/vph/documents/Guide%20to%20Prevention%20of%20Animal%20Cruelty%20Laws%202018.pdf

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Which state has the strictest animal cruelty laws? – IronSet

(4 days ago) What is the history of animal cruelty? In 1822, an animal protection act was passed which prohibited the mistreatment of horses, asses, mules, cattle, oxen, sheep and related animals used in farming and transport. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was founded in 1824 and a decade later laws prohibited animal baiting.

https://iron-set.com/us/which-state-has-the-strictest-animal-cruelty-laws/

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State Animal Cruelty Laws - Big Cat Rescue

(1 days ago) Today, anti-cruelty laws exist at both the state and federal levels. The Animal Welfare Act provides the principal protection at the federal level. At the state level, every state has enacted its own unique law prohibiting cruel treatment of animals. The intent of anti-cruelty laws is twofold.

https://bigcatrescue.org/state-animal-cruelty-laws/

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Identifying Animal Cruelty and What YOU Can Do About It

(3 days ago) Identifying Animal Cruelty and What YOU Can Do About It. October 30, 2021 @ 9:00AM — 1:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Join FCRSPCA along with Sheriff Richard Giardino and animal cruelty experts Jonathan Schopf, Esq. of Schopf Law Firm and Libby Post, Executive Director of the New York State Animal Protection Federation as well as members of law enforcement from New …

https://fcrspca.networkforgood.com/events/33600-identifying-animal-cruelty-and-what-you-can-do-about-it

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Michigan's Animal Cruelty Laws: What You Need To Know

(2 days ago) Michigan Laws Against Animal Cruelty. In March 2019, Michigan’s existing laws about animal cruelty were amended. The new laws included increasing the maximum penalty for killing or torturing an animal from four years to 10-year prison sentence. In addition, the new laws make it possible for judges to sentence those guilty of harming or

https://www.novilaw.com/2019/06/michigans-animal-cruelty-laws/

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Animal Cruelty Investigations – Office of the Atlantic

(5 days ago) All law enforcement officers tasked with animal cruelty investigations must be certified by the New Jersey Police Training Commission. The law also required each County Prosecutor to designate an Animal Cruelty Prosecutor to prosecute and take other legal action as appropriate for violations of the animal cruelty laws of the state under N.J.S.A

https://www.acpo.org/criminal-investigations/animal-cruelty-investigations/

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ARKANSAS ANIMAL CRUELTY LAWS

(2 days ago) Updated as of June 2017 ARKANSAS ANIMAL CRUELTY LAWS 5-62-102. Definitions. As used in this subchapter: (1) "Abandon" means to desert, surrender, forsake, or to give up absolutely; (2) "Animal" means any living vertebrate creature, except human beings and fish; (3) "Animal control officer" means an officer employed by or under contract with an agency

https://apat.memberclicks.net/assets/docs/AnimalAbuseProsecution/StateCrueltyLaws/Jun17Updates/Arkansas-6-17.pdf

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State sanctions on animal cruelty Letters timesargus.com

(6 days ago) State sanctions on animal cruelty. My husband and I are hoping to relocate to New England next year. Vermont was our first choice. However, in researching the state’s regulations governing wildlife, we decided, regrettably, Vermont was not for us. My husband and I specialize in resolving human-wildlife conflicts (even rodents) humanely and

https://www.timesargus.com/opinion/letters/state-sanctions-on-animal-cruelty/article_75eca2ff-0618-51d2-86bb-79ecc74cf2f0.html

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Animal rights by country or territory - Wikipedia

(7 days ago) Animal rights vary greatly among countries and territories. Such laws range from the legal recognition of non-human animal sentience to the absolute lack of any anti-cruelty laws, with no regard for animal welfare.. As of November 2019, 32 countries have formally recognized non-human animal sentience.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_rights_by_country_or_territory

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Protect Animal Cruelty Laws Across The Country - Animal

(3 days ago) A monumental threat faces animals in our country. The meat industry is trying to overturn California’s Proposition 12, a historic law passed in 2018 that prohibits the cruel caging of mother pigs, egg-laying hens and baby calves in California and also prohibits the in-state sale of pork, eggs and veal that are products of extreme confinement.

https://animaloutlook.org/protect-animal-cruelty-laws-across-the-country/

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Animal Cruelty Laws By State

(4 days ago) Animal Cruelty Laws State By State - Stray Pet Advocacy. Law (7 days ago) Intentional Animal Cruelty is defined as: “commits an act to any animal which results in the cruel death, or excessive or repeated infliction of unnecessary pain or suffering.” This is a 3 rd Degree Felony with a fine up to $10,000 and/or imprisonment up to 5 years.

https://www.lawlist.info/animal-cruelty-laws-by-state/

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Texas Enforces Stronger Animal Cruelty Legislation

(7 days ago) Texas Enforces Stronger Animal Cruelty Legislation. To prevent animal neglect, governments across the globe must enforce stricter legislation that will penalize abusers. As much as Americans love their pets, legal protections for our furry best friends vary from state to state and sometimes from city to city or county to county.

https://www.americanhumane.org/blog/texas-enforces-stronger-animal-cruelty-legislation/

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Humane Society of Missouri's Animal Cruelty Task Force

(3 days ago) The Humane Society of Missouri's Animal Cruelty Task Force (ACT) is one of the largest animal rescue/disaster response teams in the United States. For more than 40 …

https://www.law.com/legalnewswire/news.php?id=2940667

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13-2910 - Cruelty to animals; interference with working or

(4 days ago) Cruelty to animals; interference with working or service animal; classification; definitions. A. A person commits cruelty to animals if the person does any of the following: 1. Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly subjects any animal under the person's custody or control to cruel neglect or abandonment. 2.

https://azleg.gov/ars/13/02910.htm

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Mass. General Laws c.272 § 77 Mass.gov

(2 days ago) Cruelty to animals. Whoever overdrives, overloads, drives when overloaded, overworks, tortures, torments, deprives of necessary sustenance, cruelly beats, mutilates or kills an animal, or causes or procures an animal to be overdriven, overloaded, driven when overloaded, overworked, tortured, tormented, deprived of necessary sustenance, cruelly beaten, mutilated or killed; and …

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/mass-general-laws-c272-ss-77

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California law shields wildland arsonists from animal

(6 days ago) The state’s animal cruelty statutes dictate that for someone to be criminally charged with animal cruelty, they have to have acted maliciously — with intent to injure or kill animals — or

https://www.sfchronicle.com/california-wildfires/article/California-law-shields-wildland-arsonists-from-16547458.php

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Animal Shelter Report Cruelty Broome County Humane Society

(9 days ago) Most animal cruelty laws vary from state to state. Knowing your state’s laws is crucial to fighting animal cruelty. The ASPCA has an online database with more than 550 animal cruelty laws-and their penalties-from all 50 states. This database, maintained by the ASPCA Government Affairs and Public Policy department, is a dynamic resource for

https://bchumanesoc.com/report-cruelty/

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Treatment of hairy crabs flouts Hong Kong’s animal cruelty

(9 days ago) Under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Ordinance, the definition of “animal” includes invertebrates, meaning hairy crabs are covered. It is part of the regulatory objective of the

https://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/3154951/treatment-hairy-crabs-surely-flouts-hong-kongs-animal-cruelty-laws

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Animal Cruelty - National Agricultural Law Center

(6 days ago) StatesAnimal Cruelty Statutes provides the statutory text of each state’s animal cruelty statutes, along with the date of its possible expiration. The primary aim of this compilation is to provide the researcher with easy and free access to a state’s statutory language by simply clicking on the state’s image in the map below.

https://nationalaglawcenter.org/state-compilations/animal-cruelty/

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WV law enforcement attended class on horses, preventing

(4 days ago) The credited course teaches officers how to handle horses and what the laws are pertaining to animal cruelty. Twenty-two officers from seven counties attended the class. The equine rescue’s founder and president Tinia Creamer has taught the course for twelve years and has helped law enforcement rescue over 900 mostly starving horses.

https://www.wboy.com/news/preston/wv-law-enforcement-attended-class-on-horses-preventing-animal-cruelty/

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Iowa State Animal Protection Laws - MemberClicks

(9 days ago) IOWA ANIMAL CRUELTY LAWS Molly Masterton1 Introduction The criminal animal protection laws of Iowa consist of two main chapters, addressing the abuse and neglect of non-livestock and livestock animals, respectively. The state has various additional criminal provisions including laws for the prevention of animal fighting and for the care of

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Animal cruelty laws aren’t enforced (letter) Letters To

(6 days ago) Animal cruelty laws aren’t enforced (letter) Nov 6, 2021. Nov 6, 2021. Facebook. Twitter. WhatsApp. SMS. Email. This is in reply to the Oct. 23 …

https://lancasteronline.com/opinion/letters_to_editor/animal-cruelty-laws-aren-t-enforced-letter/article_1bedffca-3e46-11ec-9a66-afa846837665.html

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Legislation pushes to require owners to pay for care in

(3 days ago) The bill would require the owner in animal cruelty cases to pay for the animal’s care during court proceedings. This bill is what would be called an animal cost of …

https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/national/legislation-pushes-to-require-owners-to-pay-for-care-in-animal-cruelty-cases

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AnimalCrueltyLaws(2).pdf - Animal Cruelty Laws State By

(4 days ago) Animal Cruelty Laws State By State. Publication ©, 2003 Colorado Colorado Revised Statute 18-9-202 Animal cruelty is defined as: “Knowingly, recklessly or with criminal negligence overdrives, overloads, overworks, torments,

https://www.coursehero.com/file/117140974/AnimalCrueltyLaws2pdf/

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Texas Gov. Abbott vetoed a state animal cruelty bill

(8 days ago) Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed a bill Monday that would have expanded animal cruelty laws in the state. Senate Bill 474, known as the Safe Outdoor Dogs Act,

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/texas-gov-abbott-vetoed-a-state-animal-cruelty-bill-saying-the-safe-outdoor-dogs-act-was-micro-managing/ar-AALjRUO

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