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Should animal abusers be listed on a public registry, similar to the way sex offenders are often exposed?

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Absolutely, I want to know if I'm living next to an animal abuser.
I'm not sure about this one.
No, this is an invasion of privacy.

California considers registry for animal abusers.

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I would rather know than not.

There are problems with overzealous application of the sex offender registry--some "indecent exposure" is innocent, and minors having sex with each other shouldn't end up on a registry that will haunt them long after high school.

However, it seems to me there would be less chance of "shades of gray" with an animal abuser registry.

It is my understanding that like pedophilia, animal abuse is something that often recurs in the perpetrator's life. Animal abusers are often also human/child/woman abusers. Again, I would want to know.

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