Where I live, we have NO animal regulations. The only regulation we have is a state law that says all dogs and cats over 16 weeks old need rabies vaccinations, and it must be done every 3 years.
I do believe in our area with the large population of skunks, bats and coons it is very prudent to vaccinate for rabies anyway.
Playing the devils advocate though Speed- if someone beats their horse with a 2x4, its "just livestock" and abuse laws don't apply. However if someone beats their cat with a 2x4, they go to jail. Livestock abuse is not taken seriously. If it was, every owner of every starved horse I rehab would be sitting in prison.
Spent a whole hour today laying in a pasture, waiting for a sparkling vampire to show up. Alas, I woke up and looked over, only to find a mound of horse crap. Sigh.