Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Animal abusers in Louisiana face a Registry

Just a couple months ago I had posted about California's legislature looking at a bill to create a registry for animal abusers. It looks as though Louisiana is following suit. State Representative Walker Hines has introduced legislation that would require registration of certain offenders convicted of offenses against animals. These offenders would be required to register as soon as they establish a residence in the state of Louisiana regardless of whether the crime was committed in another state.

Particular offenses against animals cited in the proposed bill include dog fighting, hog fighting, cockfighting, sport killing of zoo or circus animals and anyone convicted of aggravated cruelty to animals.

Read more at NOLA.com

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