European Parliament: Implement an animal abuser registry
  • Petitioning Mrs Erminia Mazzoni

This petition will be delivered to:

Chair of the Committee on Petitions at the European Parliament
Mrs Erminia Mazzoni

European Parliament: Implement an animal abuser registry

    1. Occupy for Animals
    2. Petition by

      Occupy for Animals

      Luxembourg, Luxembourg

This petition has been started by Occupy for Animals on date of 18 October, 2012 and has been submitted to the European Parliament for official registration on the same date.

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http://occupyforanimals.wix.com/petitions-to-the-eu#!animal-abuser-registry/cjzk

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The link between animal abuse and crimes against humans has been well documented over several decades. Many studies in psychology, sociology, and criminology during the last 25 years have demonstrated that violent offenders frequently have histories of serious and repeated animal cruelty. The FBI has recognized the connection since the 1970s, when its analysis of the lives of serial killers suggested that most had killed or tortured animals as children. Other research has shown consistent patterns of animal cruelty among perpetrators of more common forms of violence, including child abuse, spouse abuse, and elder abuse.

According to a 1997 study done by the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and North-eastern University, animal abusers are five times more likely to commit violent crimes against people and four times more likely to commit property crimes than are individuals without a history of animal abuse.

That said, communities have good reason to be concerned about the whereabouts of animal abusers who often repeat their violent crimes against helpless animals, and often go on to victimize people as well.

Given it is proven that people who can commit crimes against animals rarely stop there and that they are very likely to harm other humans, especially children or other vulnerable people, we are calling on the European Union to place animal abusers on the same level as sex offenders and other criminals by listing them in an online register, complete with a range of personal information, a recent photograph, home addresses and places of employment.

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      • about 22 hours ago

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      • 2 days ago

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      • 4 days ago

      justicia por los animales

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    • laura Conde ARGENTINA
      • 6 days ago

      Porque esto no debe pasar nunca...

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