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New York senate passes first step to create animal-abuser registry bill

9:03 am - 06/26/2013
A first of its kind, the New York senate just passed a bill that not only will require convicted animal abusers to register as such in New York (just like registered sex offenders), but also will require them to undergo psychiatric evaluation. As many are aware, animal abuse/torture is a gateway behavior to human abuse/murder.

The bill was inspired by Buster's Law, a case about a cat named Buster that was set on fire after being soaked in gasoline. The landmark case made animal cruelty in the state a felony offense.

New York Senator Greg Ball (R-Patterson) said that animal abusers are the worst kinds of people in our society whose behavior towards animals is a measuring stick by which to expect how they would treat people. Further, he shared that such violence cannot and will not be tolerated.

Three cheers for this guy!

The proposed registry will be accessible by the public in order that those involved in selling pets or hosting animal adoptions can look up names of potential pet parents to see if their names appear on the list.

The first step in the process is complete. Now the bill must go before the state's assembly for a vote. The bill's representative in assembly will be Rep. Jim Tedisco (R-Glenville).

The success of such a law will be a shining example for the other 49 states that will hopefully follow suit. Cross fingers and toes for the animal abuse registry.

source here

[personally, as someone who works for a rescue, i like this idea. what do the rest of you think?]

ETA: hey mods, could we get a TW for animal abuse tag, please? i added it to my cut line but it would be a good tag too. thx!
the_physicist Re: tw talk of sex offenders 26th-Jun-2013 06:11 pm (UTC)
Yes, i didn't think of that. Here I am pretty sure that public urination and prostitution can't get you on the sex offender register (the police do keep one, it simply isn't online for people to look at.) I think if you own a brothel that is different though? possible. that's the only thing I could find on google relating to prostitution that might get someone in the UK put on that register. What is good is that it seems to also extend to offences committed abroad by UK citizens.

edit: i guess the thing is, I didn't see it as a big caveat, because i think it goes without saying that it should only be for actual sex offenders. >_> guh, countries who think urinating in public or being a sex worker are similar to child abuse or rape need to argh... yeah, just makes me angry. and sad. and i'm not trying to say the UK is great for sex workers, as it's illegal here.

Edited at 2013-06-26 06:14 pm (UTC)
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