Kentucky’s Animal Protection Laws Are Weak

The Scott County Animal Shelter is home to many animals left abandoned and abused. According to a report by the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Kentucky ranks as the worst state in the nation for animal protection laws.”We get a lot of calls about horses that are being neglected, simple things like dogs not having shelters,” said Nathan Mullikin.Nathan Mullikin works at the animal shelter. He thinks more should be done to keep the animals safe.”You can be charged for animal cruelty. As of right now, there aren’t even any provisions that say you can’t adopt or get another animal after you’ve been charged or convicted,” said Mullikin. The report says Kentucky earned its lowest spot in the rankings because state lawmakers have not passed a number of animal protections, considered universal.

Source: MG News

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