Where does Texas stand in HSUS' just-released Humane State Rankings?

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The Humane Society of the United States has released its third annual “Humane State Ranking,” a comprehensive report rating all 50 states and Washington, D.C. on a wide range of animal protection laws, including animal cruelty codes, equine protection standards, wildlife issues, animals in research, and farm animal policy.

Earning the highest scores in the HSUS report are California (first place), New Jersey and Oregon (tied for second place), and Illinois and Massachusetts (tied for fourth). Where do you think Texas falls?  Do we still have an overabundance of “good ol’ boys” in Austin, or have we started to make progress?  How far do you think we’ve come compared to the rest of the country.

Leave your guesses in the comments (no, don’t Google it – this isn’t research, it’s for fun!).  We’ll post the answer tomorrow!

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1 Response to Where does Texas stand in HSUS' just-released Humane State Rankings?

  1. mICHELLE says:

    Ok, I cheated and peeked (no patience here). I was pleasantly surprised with Texas’ ranking. Thanks to all who work so hard for the humane treatment of animals in our state.

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