Faunalytics Releases Report on Local Protections for Animals

Faunalytics, a group dedicated to conducting research for animal advocates, published a report on “whether local laws have laid the groundwork for laws at the state level of government, and whether this is a viable avenue for creating meaningful change for animals.” The report finds that when similar local animal protection laws are adopted by multiple jurisdictions, states are more likely to create laws on that issue. The report also notes that preemption of specific issues by higher levels of government is “the biggest barrier for animal advocates to effect change in their community.”