Animal Abuser Registry Goes Live In My County

Jun 2011
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God Bless Texas
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?
I'd report him if I saw him with an animal. If I saw him with a new puppy or whatever I'd be like NO. Someone come get that puppy!
 
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Jun 2011
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That is a new felony here.
Good. I will never get Puppy Doe out of my head ever. If you do not know about Puppy Doe do not find out. Extreme sadism is all you need to know. If you read the details and see the pictures it will never leave your mind. And Puppy Doe was SO SWEET even after that. To her rescuers. Who couldn't rescue her completely because the damage was too severe.

PS never give an animal away to a stranger. Puppy Doe was given away by mostly good people who just couldn't handle a puppy. There is an asshole of a cat living in my house and will all of his days so he doesn't end up with some fuckwad who wants to abuse him.
 
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May 2012
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I hate people that abuse animals and I guess this registry isn't going to hurt anything but I also have to question the usefulness of it.

I don't think many employers or such are going to be checking it before they hire someone.

I have nothing against the registry itself but I can think of about a million better uses for taxpayer money.
 
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Djinn

Council Hall
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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.
When you hire or rent to someone under current laws, you typically have the right to run criminal background checks. That would yield animal abuse charges, wouldn't it?
 

Djinn

Council Hall
Dec 2007
52,426
39,550
Pennsylvania, USA
I'd report him if I saw him with an animal. If I saw him with a new puppy or whatever I'd be like NO. Someone come get that puppy!
What if you had run a background check, and discovered that he'd been convicted of abusing a girlfriend many years ago? And then a week later, you see him at a restaurant having dinner with a new girlfriend. Would you be "like NO?"
 
Jun 2014
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Cleveland, Ohio
I hate people that abuse animals and I guess this registry isn't going to hurt anything but I also have to question the usefulness of it.

I don't think many employers or such are going to be checking it before they hire someone.

I have nothing against the registry itself but I can think of about a million better uses for taxpayer money.
Not sure it costs anything yet, except bandwidth.
 
Jun 2014
64,249
39,015
Cleveland, Ohio
When you hire or rent to someone under current laws, you typically have the right to run criminal background checks. That would yield animal abuse charges, wouldn't it?
You can? Every prospective employer and landlord can pull your sheet?

I don't think so.
 
Jun 2014
64,249
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Cleveland, Ohio
What if you had run a background check, and discovered that he'd been convicted of abusing a girlfriend many years ago? And then a week later, you see him at a restaurant having dinner with a new girlfriend. Would you be "like NO?"
Maybe not -- but I would try to warn her.