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The HSUS has released its 2013 Humane State Ranking, a comprehensive report rating all 50 states and D.C. on a wide range of animal protection laws. See where your state stands on public policies dealing with animal cruelty and fighting, pets, wildlife, equines, animals in research, and farm animals. Text RANKING to 30644 to get mobile alerts on upcoming legislation in your state.


Hover over a state for a summary, click on a score range below to view each state's ranking, or view detailed rankings: Alabama through MissouriMontana through Wyoming | Totals

CALIFORNIA   Rank 1<br />Score: 74% NEW JERSEY   Rank 6<br />Score: 58% OREGON   Rank 2<br />Score: 65% ILLINOIS   Rank 3<br />Score: 64% MASSACHUSETTS   Rank 4<br />Score: 61% COLORADO   Rank 7<br />Score: 57% MAINE   Rank 10<br />Score: 56% VIRGINIA   Rank 10<br />Score: 56% WASHINGTON   Rank 7<br />Score: 57% NEW YORK   Rank 4<br />Score: 61% VERMONT   Rank 15<br />Score: 53% DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA   Rank 20<br />Score: 47% NEW HAMPSHIRE   Rank 12<br />Score: 54% CONNECTICUT   Rank 12<br />Score: 54% FLORIDA   Rank 17<br />Score: 52% LOUISIANA   Rank 18<br />Score: 48% MARYLAND   Rank 15<br />Score: 53% MICHIGAN   Rank 20<br />Score: 47% ARIZONA   Rank 7<br />Score: 57% PENNSYLVANIA   Rank 12<br />Score: 54% IOWA   Rank 25<br />Score: 41% NEBRASKA   Rank 27<br />Score: 40% RHODE ISLAND   Rank 18<br />Score: 48% TENNESSEE   Rank 24<br />Score: 42% DELAWARE   Rank 23<br />Score: 45% GEORGIA   Rank 33<br />Score: 38% NEW MEXICO   Rank 27<br />Score: 40% TEXAS   Rank 27<br />Score: 40% OKLAHOMA   Rank 30<br />Score: 39% NEVADA   Rank 22<br />Score: 46% WISCONSIN   Rank 35<br />Score: 35% MINNESOTA   Rank 34<br />Score: 36% KANSAS   Rank 35<br />Score: 35% NORTH CAROLINA  Rank 40<br />Score: 32% INDIANA   Rank 38<br />Score: 33% ALASKA   Rank 41<br />Score: 31% OHIO   Rank 30<br />Score: 39% ARKANSAS   Rank 38<br />Score: 33% HAWAII   Rank 25<br />Score: 41% UTAH   Rank 43<br />Score: 28% WEST VIRGINIA   Rank 30<br />Score: 39% KENTUCKY   Rank 43<br />Score: 28% MONTANA   Rank 37<br />Score: 34% WYOMING   Rank 43<br />Score: 28% ALABAMA   Rank 46<br />Score: 25% MISSOURI   Rank 42<br />Score: 29% MISSISSIPPI   Rank 49<br />Score: 20% NORTH DAKOTA   Rank 48<br />Score: 23% SOUTH CAROLINA  Rank 46<br />Score: 25% IDAHO    Rank 49<br />Score: 20% SOUTH DAKOTA    Rank 51<br />Score: 13%



  • SCORE RANGE 56%-74%

    RANK STATE SCORE
    1 California 74%
    2 Oregon 65%
    3 Illinois 64%
    4 Massachusetts 61%
    4 New York 61%
    6 New Jersey 58%
    7 Arizona 57%
    7 Washington 57%
    7 Colorado 57%
    10 Virginia 56%
    10 Maine 56%
  • SCORE RANGE 42%-54%

    RANK STATE SCORE
    12 Pennsylvania 54%
    12 Connecticut 54%
    12 New Hampshire 54%
    15 Maryland 53%
    15 Vermont 53%
    17 Florida 52%
    18 Louisiana 48%
    18 Rhode Island 48%
    20 District of Columbia 47%
    20 Michigan 47%
    22 Nevada 46%
    23 Delaware 45%
    24 Tennessee 42%
  • SCORE RANGE 31%-41%

    RANK STATE SCORE
    25 Iowa 41%
    25 Hawaii 41%
    27 New Mexico 40%
    27 Texas 40%
    27 Nebraska 40%
    30 West Virginia 39%
    30 Oklahoma 39%
    30 Ohio 39%
    33 Georgia 38%
    34 Minnesota 36%
    35 Wisconsin 35%
    35 Kansas 35%
    37 Montana 34%
    38 Arkansas 33%
    38 Indiana 33%
    40 North Carolina 32%
    41 Alaska 31%
  • SCORE RANGE 13%-29%

    RANK STATE SCORE
    42 Missouri 29%
    43 Wyoming 28%
    43 Utah 28%
    43 Kentucky 28%
    46 South Carolina 25%
    46 Alabama 25%
    48 North Dakota 23%
    49 Mississippi 20%
    49 Idaho 20%
    51 South Dakota 13%