Dunn, Lora (2016) An animal victim's best chance: Veterinary legal duty to report cruelty in the U.S. Animal Sentience 2016.083
Martine Lachance, Breaking the silence: The veterinarian’s duty to report
Legislation throughout the U.S. recognizes animal sentience and the importance of veterinary reporting to combat the ongoing suffering of these animal victims: All 50 states have felony penalties available for animal cruelty crimes, and veterinary reporting is permitted or required in the majority of states. The remaining minority of U.S. states should take action to require veterinarians to report animal cruelty and render veterinarians immune for good faith reporting.