Even more encouragingly, the ALDF found that more than 75 percent of jurisdictions surveyed have significantly strengthened laws protecting animals over the past five years.
"The trends we see year to year are really widespread, and occur on a national scale," said Dunn, applauding increased protections in 2015 for pets of domestic violence victims and new laws prohibiting owners from leaving their unattended in cars.
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2015 U.S. Animal Protection Law Rankings