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The 5 US States with the most lax AR laws

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 13 (AScribe Newswire) -- Alaska, Arkansas, Kentucky, North Dakota, and Utah 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 2,800 pages of statutes, tracking 14 distinct categories of provisions, the report recognizes the states where laws protecting animals have real teeth, and calls out those like Kentucky -- the single worst in the nation this year for animal protection laws -- where animal abusers get off easy. The annual report, the only one of its kind in the nation, ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia for the general comprehensiveness and relative strength of their respective animal protection laws.

Why are these five states in the dog house when it comes to getting tough on animal abusers? The legislative weaknesses seen in the states at the bottom of the animal protection barrel include severely restricted or absent felony animal cruelty provisions, inadequate animal fighting provisions, and lack of restrictions on the future ownership of animals for those convicted of cruelty to animals. ...

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