Animal Cruelty Laws by State. Laws relating to animals can vary widely from state to state. To enable you to find your state's laws quickly and easily, the ASPCA has partnered with the Michigan State University College of Law's Animal Legal & Historical Center to share its online database of animal-related laws, and their penalties, from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. This database is updated and expanded on a regular basis.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund (@Animal Legal Defense Fund) has been fighting to protect the lives & advance the interests of animals through the legal system. Founded in 1979 by attorneys active in shaping the emerging field of animal law, ALDF has blazed the trail for stronger enforcement of anti-cruelty laws & more humane treatment of animals in every corner of American life.
SPEAK OUT! Urge Your Representative to Join the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus! The Congressional Animal Protection Caucus is a BEACON OF HOPE FOR ANIMALS in Washington, D.C. This caucus is a bipartisan group of U.S. representatives (hailing from all corners of the nation) who are interested in promoting and advancing commonsense, humane animal welfare laws. PLZ Sign Share!
In Sweden, it is forbidden by law to tie a dog up outdoors for more than 1 hour. You can be banned from owning animals, fined or jailed as a result. Share if you think the rest of the world needs this!