Animal Abuse Laws

  • FBI Makes Animal Abuse A Crime Against Society

    FBI Makes Animal Abuse A Crime Against Society

    New animal cruelty laws will allow authorities to identify abusers and help prevented the animal abusers of today from becoming the serial killers of tomorrow.

  • Best and worst states for animal protection laws in 2014

    Best and worst states for animal protection laws in 2014

    The number of U.S. territories that outlaw breed-specific legislation grew in 2014, as documented in the ALDF’s yearly ranking of states according to animal cruelty laws.

  • Best and worst states for animal protection laws in 2013

    Best and worst states for animal protection laws in 2013

    Once again, the Bluegrass State ranks as the worst state in America for animal-protection legislation, while the Land of Lincoln retains its status as the best for 2013.

  • Best and worst states for animal protection laws in 2012

    Best and worst states for animal protection laws in 2012

    On December 19, 2012, in Kentucky, Gary L. Foster, Jr. was indicted for second-degree animal cruelty after he allegedly broke a kitten’s front legs with a golf club. Two days before Foster was indicted, the Animal Legal Defense Fund released its annual U.S. Protection Laws Rankings, a report that ranks all states in the U.S. […]

  • Best and worst states for animal protection laws in 2011

    Best and worst states for animal protection laws in 2011

    Yesterday, CatTime.com reported on Lucky, an abused cat in Kentucky. The Animal Legal Defense Fund ranked the Bluegrass State 50th — last — in terms of animal protection laws in a 2011 report. The 2011 U.S. Animal Protection Laws Rankings examined the animal protection laws in all 50 states, and based their findings on a […]