Detroit legislator introduces animal abuser registry bill
Thu, 12 Apr 2012 16:05:25 GMT —
Similar to the sex offender registry in Michigan, animal abusers may soon have to publicy recognize their locations as well.
Detroit congressman Harvey Santana has introduced a bill to create an animal abuser registry in Michigan.
Under the proposal, those convicted of animal abuse would have to register, pay a $50 fee and notify police of address changes.
According to the Michigan ACLU, they are opposed to the registry because it is ineffective, costly and a hindrance to rehabilitation.
The Michigan State Police has not yet decided their position on the registry.
No state has approved such a registry yet, however Suffolk County, N.Y., has had one for the past two years and five other states has pending legislation on the matter.