Here’s a win for animals all over the country. For every abused puppy, abandoned litter of kittens and the animals being used in testing, this is a HUGE win.
There is a new law out that everyone seems to agree on and it is gaining in popularity across America.
An animal offenders registry is being implemented in jurisdictions across the US, which will publicly reveal the names of known animal abusers in a certain area, similar to the sex offender registry.
Currently, Tennessee is the first state to have an animal offenders registry, but other cities like New York and Cook County, Illinois have them at a local level.
The Animal Abuse Registry
The Tennessee Registry is monitored by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. The registry can be accessed by the TBI and any local country office. Each abuser file will have their name, date of birth, offense, conviction date, and expiration date.
First-time animal abusers will be registered for two years. For subsequent offenses, there will be an additional 5 years added to the 2-year sentence.
Abusers 18 or older must supply a recent photo and are required to pay a $50 registration fine. If an abuser fails to register, you will face one year in prison and up to a $1000 fine.
This is a big step for animal rights. No animal should be subject to torture or abuse. Animals Being Cute is a huge supporter treating every animal with kindness and respect.
Do you agree with this registry? Would you want it to come to your state? Let us know.