Animal Abuse Registry: First-in-Nation Law in NY County Sick of Cruelty

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Animal Abuse Registry: First-in-Nation Law in NY County Sick of Cruelty

Post by Julie on Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:49 am

I think this is a great idea!
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Animal Abuse Registry: First-in-Nation Law in NY County Sick of Cruelty


Posted by Barry Leibowitz

October 18, 2010 8:25 AM

(CBS/AP)
FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. (CBS/AP) You've probably heard of Megan's Laws, designed to keep sex offenders from striking again. Now there's a law created to prevent animal abusers from inflicting more cruelty - or moving on to human victims.


Suffolk County, on the eastern half of Long Island, moved to create the nation's first animal abuse registry last week, requiring people convicted of cruelty to animals to register or face jail time and fines.


"We know there is a very strong correlation between animal abuse and domestic violence," said Suffolk County legislator Jon Cooper, the bill's sponsor. "Almost every serial killer starts out by torturing animals, so in a strange sense we could end up protecting the lives of people."


The online list will be open to the public, so that pet owners or the merely curious can find out whether someone living near them is on it. Some animal abusers have been known to steal their neighbors' pets.

Read more:
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20019761-504083.html?tag=contentMain;contentBody


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Post by Piper on Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:05 am

I agree, Julie. Thanks for posting, I had no idea such a thing existed.
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Post by Julie on Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:39 am

I guess it was just created last week, and it will be funded by the abusers.

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The Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will administer the database, to be funded by a $50 fee paid by convicted abusers.


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