Animal Abuser Registry Goes Live In My County

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Cuyahoga county says its animal abuser registry has gone live. It's an online public service tool that lists individuals convicted of felony animal abuse within the county that includes Cleveland and prohibits them from buying, adopting or harboring a companion animal inside county limits.

The searchable registry is designed to help organizations and individuals offering pets for adoption find them safe and caring homes. It's on the county sheriff's website. Users could include animal shelters, humane societies, dog kennels, animal rescue agencies and pet stores.

The effort comes amid growing attention to animal cruelty.

The FBI singled out animal cruelty offenses in national crime statistics for the first time last year in an effort to begin to quantify the problem. Ohio made bestiality a crime effective in April.
Cuyahoga County animal abuse registry goes live in Cleveland - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

There is only one person now listed on the registry, which obviously limits its value. But it appears not to be searchable as a map, the way a sex offender registry would be. I'm not sure if it is a crime not to register a new address, for an animal abuser. And why is it limited to the county, when it tracks state crimes?

AA Registry

It's a good idea that needs more to serve any legitimate function. Nonetheless, a lot of misery could be avoided in this country if we dealt appropriately with serious animal abuse.

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Two things in this world that I cannot STAND:

(1) Anyone who abuses children.

(2) Anyone who abuses animals.
 
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What's the purpose of the list? Why would it be useful if you're not in the business of selling pets? If you learned that a guy who's been living three houses down from you was convicted of animal abuse in 1993, would you treat him differently than you did before you saw the list?
 
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What's the purpose of the list? Why would it be useful if you're not in the business of selling pets? If you learned that a guy who's been living three houses down from you was convicted of animal abuse in 1993, would you treat him differently than you did before you saw the list?
YES. 1992 is remote in time, but say it was 2012.

I would not hire him, rent to him, allow my kid to play at his house or ever, ever socialise with him.
 
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YES. 1992 is remote in time, but say it was 2012.

I would not hire him, rent to him, allow my kid to play at his house or ever, ever socialise with him.
George W. Bush tortured animals when he was a boy.

That should have been our first warning.
 
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S'rly?

Link?

I have a hard time believing Barbara would have allowed that.
I'll find a link if I have to, but a lot of people would excuse it because it was 'just' frogs. According to some of George's boyhood friends, from when he was around ten or eleven, he liked to capture frogs, stuff firecrackers up their arse, light the fuse, and then toss them in the air. Reportedly, he would giggle when the frog guts were flying through the air.

This info first came to light in around September of 2000, but didn't seem to affect the election much. Maybe it should have, though.

Surely you DO know that young George was investigated for torturing frat pledges when he was at Yale, right? He was branding them with a white-hot coat hanger.

Such FUN!!
 
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I'll find a link if I have to, but a lot of people would excuse it because it was 'just' frogs. According to some of George's boyhood friends, from when he was around ten or eleven, he liked to capture frogs, stuff firecrackers up their arse, light the fuse, and then toss them in the air. Reportedly, he would giggle when the frog guts were flying through the air.

This info first came to light in around September of 2000, but didn't seem to affect the election much. Maybe it should have, though.

Surely you DO know that young George was investigated for torturing frat pledges when he was at Yale, right? He was branding them with a white-hot coat hanger.

Such FUN!!
Jesus.

No, I never knew any of this.