Require Animal Abusers to Register Themselves

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Target: Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan

Goal: Sign law requiring all animal abusers to put their names on a registry.

Animal abusers could soon be required to put their names on a registry thanks to a proposed law now approved by the State House and Senate. If signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder, names of those who have hurt animals will appear on the Internet Criminal History Access Tool (ICHAT). The law also requires shelters and animal control to check the registry prior to completing an adoption, meaning no Michigan animal abuser would be allowed to own a pet for at least five years after being convicted.

Known as Logan’s Law, this new piece of legislature was named after a husky that was attacked in his sleep and later died from his injuries. Some lawmakers criticize the bill for costing too much, and Snyder has a deadline by which he must sign the law in order for it to take effect. Demand that Logan’s Law be signed so that animal abusers will have to register their names and be banned from adopting pets.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Governor Snyder,

Your signature is needed on a law that would require all animal abusers to place their names on a registry. If this law were to go into effect, those who have been convicted of harming animals will be banned from adopting pets.

While some lawmakers raise concerns about the costs this new law will incur, I hope you will look past that to see all the good Logan’s Law will bring. I demand that you sign this piece of legislature to help ensure that no pet will ever have to go home with a convicted animal abuser.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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10 Comments

  1. How about every make it a law that sick violent criminals that abuses any creature is PUT on a national list, by law enforcment, animal control and/ or animal welfare groups, and shelters. I can be pretty sure that you will not get these heartless vicious criminal freaks to put themselves on a list, but good luck your heart is the right place. But any heartless person who abandons an animal at a shelter should also be put on this list and never never never allowed to be the guardian to another innocent creature. Btw 5 million innocent animals killed in shelters each year in the US. Another 70 SEVENTY MILLION living as strays! STOP the breeding of domestic animals and stop the abandonment abuse and horror that millions of animals face everyday by stoping domestic animal ownership. If you have an animal that was abused abandoned then you are thier guardian NOT thier owner. Not every nitwit should have that right!! For Gods sake stop this horror!

  2. This is the best idea I’ve heard in a long time. Time and money as well as despicable cruelty will be saved. DO IT!!!

  3. This should be a Nation-wide law and list. Then append all the names on this list to the Nation-wide list of people NOT ALLOWED to own a gun. Yes we need to create THAT list. It’s time. Anyone displaying violent behavior should be scrutinized before being ALLOWED to own a gun. Add pedophiles to that list too.

  4. David Lavery says:

    Abuser,s should be banned from keeping pets forever.

  5. Rick – The Animal Kingdom are citizens of this Earth and they deserve our respect and protection. As we all know, animal cruelty/murder is regarded by many elected officials as insignificant; most offenders are not even prosecuted. And for the few that are, well the punishments aren’t even worth mentioning. Logan’s Law is a step in the right direction; it will expose the sick minds of those who choose to participate in crimes against animals and it just may save a few lives… lives…

  6. SÍ, SÓLO MEDIANTE LAS LEYES RÍGIDAS E INAMOVIBLES ES COMO SE VA A CONTROLAR LA CONDUCTA DESPRECIABLE E IMPERDONABLE DE CRUELDAD!!!! LA CRUELDAD ES DEFINITIVAMENTE UN CRIMEN!!!! ESTA LEY ES UN GRAN AVANCE DE EVOLUCIÓN QUE MEJORA NOTABLEMENTE NUESTRAS VIDAS!!!

  7. Linda Hilty-Tuttle says:

    YES, YES, YES – we need this in EVERY state, and it’s LONG OVERDUE! We MUST HELP ANIMALS more than we have ever before. Yes, it will cost more money and manpower, but we MUST DO THIS! Animal abuse is way out of control and only getting worse.

  8. An abuser registry will contribute to countless lives being saved, ending a cycle of repeated offense.
    As animal shelters operated by local or county government or a nonprofit humane society or animal rescue will be using ICHAT, a program already in existence, this does not, in fact, look costly at all…the minimal costs incurred are nothing in relation to countless lives saved, the expense of a continual investigation and the cycle of repeated re-offense… A five year ban is not long enough considering that, statistically, many abusers are ill and not “rehabilitable”, as is the case with pedophiles. If anything, a review every five years…??
    Much gratitude to the legislators… MAY this registry go through…and, in relation to an appalling epidemic sweeping the landscape, unchecked, a National registry created in the future.

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