Senator David J. Valesky and Onondaga County Legislature: Pass/sponsor a bill for an animal abuse registry in Onondaga County.
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David J. Valesky
Onondaga County Legislature
Deborah L. Maturo
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Senator David J. Valesky and Onondaga County Legislature: Pass/sponsor a bill for an animal abuse registry in Onondaga County.

    1. Elizabeth Scollo
    2. Petition by

      Elizabeth Scollo

      Liverpool, NY

There is a high level of animal abuse in Onondaga County. The recidivism rate for animal abusers is high, and preventative measures are crucial. Animal control is constantly dropping off abused animals to the Dewitt Animal Hospital, and these animals often come from the same homes. Syracuse Police Officers go to homes and find starved or dead animals, and there is nothing they can do to keep these individuals from owning another dog because there is nothing in the law saying it is illegal. How many more innocent animals have to be abused or die before a change is made? A registry will require convicted animal abusers to register online, much like sex offenders, and this will keep innocent animals out of their hands if they try to purchase or adopt. Research shows a strong link between animal abuse and human abuse, another reason a registry is of great value to our community. Animal abuse is a worldwide issue, and ending it is a work in progress. Great change takes time and it has to start somewhere.

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    2. Decision-maker Deborah L. Maturo responds:

      Deborah L. Maturo

      I have forwarded your message to our chairman.


    3. Reached 100 signatures

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    • Caitlin Nolan CAMILLUS, NY
      • 9 months ago

      Animals are not always able to stick up for themselves or appear at court to make sure their abuser stays in jail. It is up to us to make sure that animals receive the same justice as we do.

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    • Linda Wouters DIEST, BELGIUM
      • 10 months ago

      STOP !!!

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    • Leslene Dunn CLAREMONT, SOUTH AFRICA
      • 10 months ago

      Name them, shame them and then bloody well execute the rotten sobs.

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    • Suzan Folsom SAN ANTONIO, TX
      • 10 months ago

      We have to help abused animals, & we have to prevent the abuse to begin with. Animal abusers should have to register, so that people can track them online & make sure they are not endangering their pets by living close to these people. It's up to you to pass &/or sponsor a bill to protect these animals before it's too late.

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    • Helen Rogers THETFORD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 12 months ago

      Protect the animals!!! they feel pain, fear & suffering just like humans!!!

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