North Dakota Prevention of Animal Cruelty Initiative, Measure 5 (2012)
The North Dakota Prevention of Animal Cruelty Initiative may appear on the 2012 ballot in North Dakota as an initiated state statute. If enacted the measure would it a class C felony for an individual to maliciously harm a living dog, cat or horse. The measure also creates some exemptions from the law, including agricultural workers, veterinarians, scientific researchers, and hunters.
Path to the ballot
- See also: North Dakota signature requirements
In order to qualify the initiative for the 2012 ballot supporters were required to collect a minimum of 13,452 valid signatures by August 8, 2012.