Ban Animal Abusers from Owning Pets

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Target: Nevada State Senator Mark Manendo

Goal: Pass important legislation that would ban convicted animal abusers from owning pets

In Nevada, individuals convicted of animal abuse, a felony in the state, are allowed to continue to own pets. This has led to countless incidents of dogs and cats being beaten and even killed by repeat offenders. Nevada State Senator Mark Manendo has introduced a bill that would ban animal abusers from owning pets. We must support Senator Manendo and ensure that this bill becomes a law.

According to the Review Journal, Senator Manendo’s bill would require “Nevadans convicted of intentional acts of animal cruelty” to add their names to a “public registry and be banned from owning pets.” Manendo, a dog owner, was propelled to develop the bill after learning of an especially horrific case of animal abuse that occurred earlier in the month. The case involved a young man who stabbed and killed his family’s dog with a serrated knife. According to the Huffington Post, the young man stated, “I just wanted to stab the dog so I sat on the floor and cut its neck.” Senator Manendo’s proposal would ensure that this brutal individual never owns another pet.

The animal abuser registry would be operated by various non-profit groups in order to promote efficiency and save money for the government. This registry would then be provided to all shelters, shops and organizations that supply people with pets. Every prospective pet owner would then be cross referenced with the registry before a pet could be taken home.

By signing the petition below, you will help encourage Senator Mark Manendo to do everything in his power to pass this bill and ban convicted animal abusers from ever owning a pet in the future.


Dear Senator Mark Manendo,

Thank you for introducing a bill that would ban convicted animal abusers from ever owning a pet in the future. There are countless incidents of dogs and cats being beaten and even killed by repeat offenders and your efforts will help to stop this preventable cruelty from occurring.

Your idea of allowing non-profit organizations to develop an animal abuser registry is nothing short of brilliant. This will help encourage your fellow Nevada state legislators to pass this bill without worrying about the financial cost to the government.

Please do everything in your power to see that this bill is passed and animals are protected from cruelty and torture at the hands of convicted offenders.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. It would be nice if authority, animal shelters or whoever is aware of the person per say that abuses animals would have a list like they have a list of pedophiles they share with the public, their name and picture warning society of these narciccistic imbisoles. In this way noone would sell or adopt to them. These people who abuse animals have no remorse or compassion for animals, all that seems that can be done is to ban them from purchasing animals. Wished this was 100% possible.

  2. Let us please all help them!

  3. We don’t need an animal abuse registry run by the government. Individuals not associated with any organization can put one up. Organized by state and county but still locate name nationally. Send the early stages out on fb to animal activists and it will go viral. People will send you info to include on abusers. The registry can include articles on the abusers, accessible public records or case numbers and any available photo. You can encourage animal groups to look up names before trusting people. Can even ask if Craigslist would be willing to list the free service at beginning of pet section. I’d do it myself if I had that kind of time!!!

  4. We shouldn’t be asking for this. I can’t understand why politicians don’t care… oh wait, YES! Animals don’t vote!!

  5. Anne Grice says:

    Every animal abuser must be charged with the same crime as for humans, these animals suffer just like humans so why should crimes against them carry lesser charges. These criminals need to face jail term for even the first crime. Authorities need to shape up and show intelligence here and pass tougher enforceable legislations to punish these sick scums.

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