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  • 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. […]

  • Animal-abuse registry proposed for New York City

    Animal-abuse registry proposed for New York City

    According to the Los Angeles Times, New York City is considering legislation to start a registry for animal abusers. City Council Member Peter F. Vallone, Jr. introduced the bill on September 12. Similar to a sex offender registry, convicted animal abusers would have their name, photograph, and home address posted on an online registry that […]

  • 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 […]