Cows, horses and pigs will remain animals in Arizona.
Gov. Doug Ducey vetoed a bill on Monday that exempted cows and other farm animals from the state's standard anti-cruelty legislation by classifying them as livestock, not animals.
"I know we all agree that animal cruelty is inexcusable, unacceptable and absolutely will not be tolerated," Ducey wrote in his veto letter. "When changing state laws relating to the safety and well-being of animals, we must ensure that all animals are protected, and mindful that increasing protections for one class of animals does not inadvertently undercut protections for another."