The Humane Society of the United States has released its third annual “Humane State Ranking,”and Texas comes in #25 out of 51. That’s way up from last year’s 36th place ranking, thanks to recently enacted laws aimed a shutting down puppy mills and tightening dangerous dog laws. The report rated 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.
California earned the highest ranking in the report again this year, and South Dakota the lowest. Oklahoma dropped to 26th, New Mexico to 27th, and Louisiana dropped to 34th.
The entire 2011 report is now available online.
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