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http://www.humanesociety.org/about/s...king_2011.htmlThe HSUS has released its 2011 "Humane State Ranking," a comprehensive report rating all 50 states and DC on a wide range of animal protection laws on issues ranging from animal fighting to farm animals to wildlife to companion animals. See where your state stands.
http://www.humanesociety.org/news/pr...1_1172012.htmlThe Humane Society of the United States, the nation's largest animal protection organization, 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 are California (first place), New Jersey and Oregon (tied for second place), and Illinois and Massachusetts (tied for fourth). Earning the lowest scores are South Dakota (last place), Idaho (50), North Dakota and South Carolina (tied for 48), Mississippi (47) and Alabama and Missouri (tied for 45). To see the complete 2011 Humane State Rankings, click here.