Tuesday, May 18, 2010

CA: Animal Abuse Registry Legislation Under Review

kmjnow.com (CA): Bill Would Treat Animal Abusers Like Sex Offenders.

State lawmakers are considering some interesting legislation this week, including one bill from Senator Dean Florez that would make California the first state in the country to treat animal abusers much like sex offenders.

If passed, his bill would require any individual over 18 years of age convicted of felony animal abuse to register with police.

An offender's home address, photograph and place of employment would be posted online for a 10-year period after their conviction.

This is what you get when you allow your legislators to pass laws such as this which brand sex offenders. It becomes a slippery slope and legally allows for other groups of citizens to be branded similarly.