Colorado HB 1087 was rejected by lawmakers on Monday. The bill would have created, within the Department of Public Safety, an on-line animal abusers registry. The bill would have required adults convicted of cruelty to animals to register with the department and the list would have been made available to the general public on an internet web site. The bill was voted down in committee 9-3.
The first animal abuse registry was set up in Suffolk County, New York. Several states have considered similar registries.
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