Want to abuse animals and not pay much of a price if you are caught?
Welcome to Kentucky!
Kentucky has been highlighted – again! – as the worst state for animal protection.
Hawaii, Idaho, Kentucky, Mississippi, and North Dakota are the five best states in the country to be an animal abuser, according to a new report released today by the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF). Based on a detailed comparative analysis of more than 3,800 pages of statutes, tracking fourteen distinct categories of provisions, the report recognizes the states where animal law has real teeth, and calls out those like Kentucky – the single worst in the nation again this year for animal protection laws – where animal abusers get off easy.
If you are an animal abuser, stay away from California, Illinois, Maine, Michigan and Oregon which are the best to protect animals. Primarily because these states make it a felony to be cruel to animals.
We are fortunate to have a “no-kill” animal shelter in our county. But the surrounding counties are full of puppy mills (I see the ads and know the locations.) I’m sure there is dog-fighting on a regular basis within 20 miles of where I sit.
For a state that puts the noble steed on a pedestal, there are horses found dead every week from abuse or neglect.
While the lawmakers try to decide if the Corvette should be the official state sports car, animals are dying or being severely injured from abuse.
No legislation pending on this issue however.