Should Louisiana Register Animal Abusers Like Sex Offenders? [Poll]
If you are into hurting animals, than please - go away. Seriously, not only is it a sign of possible mental issues - it's a sign that I (and most of society) don't like you and would like for you to stay away. Since that is not an option, what about helping us stay away from you?
A number of states, like Tennessee, are adopting a new law that would require people convicted of crimes against animals to register their names and addresses with a publicly accessible database upon release from any jail sentence they are serving. This registry works in the same way the sex offender database works, and for the same reason. I wouldn't want to leave my dogs in the back yard if my neighbor went to jail for cruelty to animals.
Animal Abusers that have been convicted must pay a $50 registration fine. If they are 18 or older, they must provide a recent picture of them self (mugshots work nicely). If they fail to register, it's a $1000 fine and a year in prison.
Check out the registry here.
I would love to see this in Louisiana, how about you?