California wins the top spot with a score of 74%. A look at our home office in NJ ranks in at #6 with 58% - "The state passed a law to strengthen cruelty laws in 2013 and New Jersey recently made it illegal to slaughter horses for human consumption."
And South Dakota... boooo... dead last in the ranking. "South Dakota is the only state with no felony level penalties for egregarious acts of cruelty, and also has some weakest laws against cockfighting in the entire country."
Roll over the map to see details on the HSUS site here.