In story after heartbreaking story, animal abusers repeat their violent crimes against helpless animals, and often go on to victimize people as well.
Mandatory registration for convicted animal abusers would aid dramatically in keeping offenders away from potential new victims by alerting law enforcement and the public to their whereabouts, and by allowing animal shelters to thoroughly screen potential adopters for criminal offenders.
Send a letter to your state legislators to join the Animal Legal Defense Fund's campaign to demand that your state require animal abusers register in their communities. By helping to support public animal abuser registries, you can help protect not only cats, dogs, horses and other animals, but also our communities.
- Your State Senate
Our state has good reasons to be concerned about the whereabouts of animal abusers, including the high rate of recidivism among animal hoarders, the various dangers to a community that are associated with animal fighting, and the well-established link between violence towards animals and violence towards humans.
Mandatory registration for convicted animal abusers in our state would aid dramatically in keeping offenders away from potential new victims by alerting law enforcement and the public to their whereabouts, and by allowing animal shelters to thoroughly screen potential adopters for criminal offenders. More information is available at ExposeAnimalAbusers.org.
The national non-profit Animal Legal Defense Fund has drafted a comprehensive model law that would establish an animal abuser registry in our state. To help reduce animal abuse and other forms of violence in our communities, I believe it is imperative that we pass this law. As your constituent, I urge you to review the law at www.aldf.org/registrylaw (where you will find ALDF contact information, if you have questions or would like assistance) and commit your support for an animal abuser registry law in our state. Please take the lead in protecting our citizenry--and our four-legged loved ones--from avoidable repeat offenses by convicted abusers.
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