View Poll Results: Is a State Animal Abuse Registry a good idea?

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    Re: Animal Abuse Registry

    A little overboard in my opinion, not everything that qualifies as animal abuse is as heinous as it sounds, such as hunting animals for their meat or fur, etc.. Plus, the PETA folks are known to be moonbats, why give them specific names to target?

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    Re: Animal Abuse Registry

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Good question.

    Anyone attempting to buy an animal from a breeder, store or adopt one from a shelter would have to go through a quick search of the data base to make sure they were not on it. If they were on it, they would be denied the opportunity to obtain another animal.

    They would not be barred from going into or near a pet store.
    So, to admittedly construct a straw man.....

    Would you make a registry for DUI offenders to keep them from buying a car?

    Also, how would you prevent private sales? Would you require every person to check the registry when he gives away the family of cats he discovers under his barn?
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    Re: Animal Abuse Registry

    Quote Originally Posted by Hare View Post
    A little overboard in my opinion, not everything that qualifies as animal abuse is as heinous as it sounds, such as hunting animals for their meat or fur, etc.. Plus, the PETA folks are known to be moonbats, why give them specific names to target?
    the legislation has nothing to do with PETA. It would not impact hunting, nor fur trapping or sales or use.
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    Re: Animal Abuse Registry

    Quote Originally Posted by Chiefgator View Post
    So, to admittedly construct a straw man.....

    Would you make a registry for DUI offenders to keep them from buying a car?

    Also, how would you prevent private sales? Would you require every person to check the registry when he gives away the family of cats he discovers under his barn?
    It would not impact private backyard type sales. The law can only do so much. This is a positive step in the right direction. Please do not make the perfect the enemy of the good.
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    Re: Animal Abuse Registry

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Anyone attempting to buy an animal from a breeder, store or adopt one from a shelter would have to go through a quick search of the data base to make sure they were not on it. If they were on it, they would be denied the opportunity to obtain another animal.
    Why?
    People make mistakes, people also change. One could be in a situation that s/he wants to make it up to the animals and you want to refuse that? For example, I as a child hunted sparrows with . Now I've realized my mistake and don't do it anymore. Instead I feed them as soon as have a chance. What now?

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    Re: Animal Abuse Registry

    Quote Originally Posted by Chiefgator View Post
    So, to admittedly construct a straw man.....
    What straw man?
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    Re: Animal Abuse Registry

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Why?
    People make mistakes, people also change. One could be in a situation that s/he wants to make it up to the animals and you want to refuse that? For example, I as a child hunted sparrows with . Now I've realized my mistake and don't do it anymore. Instead I feed them as soon as have a chance. What now?
    How do you make it up to those sparrows you killed?
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    Re: Animal Abuse Registry

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Good question.

    Anyone attempting to buy an animal from a breeder, store or adopt one from a shelter would have to go through a quick search of the data base to make sure they were not on it. If they were on it, they would be denied the opportunity to obtain another animal.

    They would not be barred from going into or near a pet store.
    But, IMO, that still runs into an issue of duration [after all, if somebody offended once, and didn't for 10, 20, 30, 40 yrs, why should they be treated the same?] - and whether or not it would be better served as part of their sentence.

    The thing these lists, the ideas of proverbial scarlet letters misses is that behavior is not a constant, in that people change over time for better or worse - and to perpetually treat them like they'll always do something - as opposed to always living with the fact that they DID something - with things like this just inherently feels wrong. I do make the distinction between things like the Sex offender's registry, this idea, and thigns like sentencing repeat offenders in a court of law, of course.
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    Re: Animal Abuse Registry

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    How do you make it up to those sparrows you killed?
    I give them food, as I wrote above.

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    Re: Animal Abuse Registry

    I am all for perverts and sickos being readily identifiable and this includes animal abusers. First off abusing animals is horrific in and of itself, secondly these freaks sometimes move on to humans for bigger kicks so they would be worth questioning if some local kid disappears.

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