New York County Signs Anti-Animal Cruelty Law Establishing Animal Abuser Registry

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Animals in New York can rejoice even more this week as New York Ulster county recently passed a law to take a stand against animal cruelty by creating an animal abuser registry. Anyone convicted of animal abuse will be required to register to an animal abuser registry where they are required to submit their name, address, photograph and have their information stored for 15 years following a conviction.

Tammy Friedman, Kirsti Gholson, Ken Wishnick, County Executive Mike Hein, Christine DeBoer, Ken Ronk. Courtesy photo

Tammy Friedman, Jill Shufeldt, Kirsti Gholson, Ken Wishnick, County Executive Mike Hein, Christine DeBoer, Ken Ronk. Photo from Hudson Valley News Network http://hudsonvalleynewsnetwork.com/2015/10/09/hein-signs-ulster-countys-1st-animal-abuse-registry-into-law/

Should the animal abuse commit a subsequent crime, the offender will be registered for life. This registration is mandatory as a fine of $100-250 fee + 15 days jail time awaits anyone who tries to avoid registering.

“It’s about making sure that everyone in the community is aware that, if someone has committed those kinds of atrocities to an animal, that they are aware of it and their community,” Ulster County Executive Michael Hein said. “On top of that, we understand the very real link between things like escalation between abusing pets and ultimately domestic violence and a whole host of violent crimes.”

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This law is similar to Orange County’s Rocky’s Law, also an animal registry law named for a dog that was abused by its owner.

Source Article:

http://www.dailyfreeman.com/general-news/20151009/ulster-countys-animal-abuse-registry-becomes-law

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4 thoughts on “New York County Signs Anti-Animal Cruelty Law Establishing Animal Abuser Registry

  1. Now make that law come to Michigan so all these animal abuser can be brought to justice an these animals can get closure!!!make this law stick,,no more slaps on the wrist or paying a judge to lower your sentence’s(because that’s just as cruel as the idiots fighting an killing innocent animals for their pleasure)!!!

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  2. The victories are coming. It has been a long hard battle in our fight for animal rights..Many disappointments, and heartache, so many of God’s creatures had to die for Changes to happen…But they are happening here and now….We hung in there and we are winning for our fellow living creatures and that is the best feeling in the world!!! ❤

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