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Sunday, January 22, 2012
States Look to Establish Online Animal Abuser Registries
A movement that started in Suffolk County, N.Y., is quickly spreading across the country.
Its goal: to require animal abusers to sign up for online registries, much like those required for sex offenders.
The Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of the Cruelty of Animals was the first in the country to set up an online registry in 2010, where convicted animal abusers must register a photo and current address for ten years as well pay a $50 per year fee.