Colo. animal abuse registry bill fails

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) -- Colorado lawmakers rejected a bill to treat animal abusers like sex offenders by requiring them to register online and tell police where they live.

Lawmakers rejected the bill from a Democratic state representative Monday during a committee hearing. Opponents of the legislation say the registry would be a permanent sentence and that there was no evidence it would prevent animal abuse.

Supporters say that people who mistreat animals are at higher risk of hurting other people. The bill would have required adults convicted of cruelty to animals to register with the Department of Public Safety.

The first animal abuser registry was set up in Suffolk County, N.Y. Similar registries have been considered in a handful of states.

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