Thanks to new law, animal abusers will now be registered like sex offenders: Now that animal abuse is being taken more seriously than ever, more and more jurisdictions are altering their laws to reflect this new reality.
Several jurisdictions in the United States have enacted laws requiring that the names of animal abusers be displayed in a register that is similar to those used for sex offenders.
These registers are designed with the objective of preventing people who have harmed animals in the past from having the opportunity to do so again and are a good incorporation to the legislative policies of places as diverse as the city of New York and Tampa.
Retail stores and shelters no longer have an excuse to provide animals to those with a history of abuse, since a prospective adopter is required to read and sign an affidavit that guarantees they are not in the registry .
If you are a normal person who is looking for a pet sitter while on vacation, these records also acquire added value, allowing you to examine candidates more easily and conduct research.
adequate before potentially leaving your animals in danger ways.
Records are not yet a requirement in all states, but they are appearing slowly throughout the country, in places like New York City (although the general public can not see them), Tennessee (which is state owned) and Cook . County, Illinois.
For those who consider pets to be family members, this is good news. Perhaps people who consider harming animals in the future will reconsider their actions if they are aware of the fact that their name will end up on a list that can be easily searched. Having real documentation to use makes life simpler for animal lovers, as well as for law enforcement.