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California Dreamin’ About a New Animal Abuser Registry

Written by PETA | February 26, 2010 / CC

Fact: Violence against animals often leads to violence against humans. Conclusion? Require felony animal abusers to be placed on a public registry.

Sex offenders and arsonists are already required to be on registries, and soon California will consider a recently proposed bill that would require the same of animal abusers. By making residents aware of animal-abuse offenders in their community, California legislators would protect both animals and their human constituents.

California banned the use of gestation crates, battery cages, and veal crates when Prop 2 was passed. Then the state put an end to tail-docking of cows. West Hollywood recently banned the sale of dogs and cats at puppy mills, and PETA is opening up a new office in Los Angeles. Conclusion? If the Golden State passes this new bill (and stops abusing its unhappy cows), I will declare it the best state ever.

Written by Logan Scherer

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  • JANICE HUTTO says:

    Julia….I think you need to get a little more info live a little longer so you’ll be a little more knowledgeable before casting blame incorrectly. There are animal haters in EVERY state and yes that DOES include California and the world over! Once you have done proper research then and only then can you speak the TRUTH and not just your opinion. Get on any of these networking sites that is dedicated to saving the abused neglected shelter animals! Prepared to be shocked since you have only pinpointed Arkansas to see HOW MANY STATES seem to hate animals! ‘Nuff said.

  • Sapphire says:

    If a country or state shows its level of civility by the way it treats its animals then California must be the most civilised in the world. Rock on wish is was like that all over.

  • Jackie says:

    Animal Abusers deserved to be tracked and publicly humiliated like sex offenders arsonists. They should be brought out in front of the news their name said to the world so everyone knows they are subhuman.

  • Maureen says:

    Boy is this great now we need to get other states to do the same. Slowly but steadily animals are finally getting the VOICE they need. I do hope this includes the teens that do this if they start with killing animals they will end in killing people I think we should know who they are. I hope California passes this bill.

  • John J says:

    Julia Arkansas is not the only state that allows hunting in fact California is a great state for hunting and fishing. Last year California made millions in licenses sells. No one in Cali eats four legged animals which includes cows pigs lambs…? So what’s your point? What makes Arkansas “animal hateing” and not Cali? Please explain.

  • julia says:

    I am from California now living in animal hateing Arkansas.The people in Arkansas do not know any better.Instead of PETA going after people they like to hate they need to put that energy in coming to Arkansas.Just remember the good old boys sleep eat and drink guns.They kill and eat deer.raccoons and any thing else on four legs.I am thankful I am from California.

  • michelle says:

    I thought PETA already had an L.A. office? I’m in Cali and I think it’s a fantastic bill. I will be monitoring this closely!!!

  • Pamela Harp Gentry says:

    With so many things wrong in California it is wonderful to see that there is something to be very proud of. This Registry is a great idea and hopefully the entire country will follow! “The greatness of nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Mahatma Gandhi

  • Muffin says:

    I finally have a reason to be glad that I live in CA. xD

  • S. Bellue says:

    Finally California is doing something right! It is about time. Being a CA nativeresident I am greatly ashamed of how my state is being run. However I am grateful that our state is finally taking animals health care and wellbeing seriously.

  • Ralph says:

    This will be debated like the sex offender registration. Some states the e sex offender registration issue is in courts being considered if it’s unconstitutional. The same will happen with felony animal abusers. Sad state of the world but that’s the fact.

  • Ilene says:

    What a GREAT idea thank you CALIFORNIA I hope that the Registry goes National animal abuse cannot be ignored nor tolerated!

  • Brien Comerford says:

    There are millions of animal lovers and earthfriendly people in California. God bless them for exposing animal abusers who harm and kill God’s creatures.

  • Aneliese says:

    I wish this could happen internationally!

  • Andre Inglis says:

    California is leading the way! I think the animals deserve these rights especially since they don’t have a voice. They DEPEND on us humans to look out for them. Imagine a sadistic person that has been accused of abusing animals and yet they are free to purchase or be around animals without anyone knowing? I think it’s a great idea. This gives animals more of the rights they deserve.

  • Curtis says:

    I love you California you’re the greatest state of all…

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  • Carla* says:

    High fives all the way for California!! Or as your friends waaaayy up north call ya the Sunshine Capital… keep the shine comin’!!