New registry could offer more protection for animals

Published On: Mar 17 2012 05:49:15 PM EDT

Some changes are in the works that could offer more protection for animals.

There is a new law being proposed that would require people who abuse animals to register with the state just like sex offenders do. Under the proposal, those convicted of animal abuse would have to register, pay a $50 fee and notify police if their address changes. In addition, photos and other information would be open for inspection at police stations and online.

The Michigan State Police would be in charge of the registry.

This would be a first of its kind, since no other state has approved such a registry.


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