Suffolk County, NY Has A Megan’s Law For Animals
Megan’s Laws are designed to keep sex offenders from being repeaters. Now, Suffolk County, New York, has created the first animal abuse registry that it hopes stops animal abusers from being repeat offenders.
“We know there is a very strong correlation between animal abuse and domestic violence,” said Suffolk County legislator Jon Cooper, the bill’s sponsor. “Almost every serial killer starts out by torturing animals, so in a strange sense we could end up protecting the lives of people.”
The online list will be open to the public, so that pet owners or the merely curious can find out whether someone living near them is on it. Some animal abusers have been known to steal their neighbors’ pets.Click here for reuse options!
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