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Mexico Considering Link Legislation

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Mexico Considering Link Legislation

Núria Querol i Viñas, M.D., founder of Spain’s national Link coalition GEVHA (Grupo para el Estudio de la Violencia hacia Humanos y Animales), has been a frequent speaker at Latin and Central American eventsto raise awareness of The Link and to institute Link programs in Spanish-speaking countries. In 2011 she was invited to speak to the Mexican government and at a National Conference on Animal Protection in Mexico.…

USA State Legislation Initiatives against cruelty to animals

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USA State Legislation Initiatives against cruelty to animals

State Legislation

Recent abhorrent crimes and abuses against companion animals have sparked an awareness of animal abuse crimes and led to the introduction of new animal abuser registry bills in several states, often inspired by a specific violent crime. Animal abuser registries are similar to those required for sex offenders. Any person convicted of an animal abuse crime in his or her respective state would be required to supply the registry with information such as name, address, and a photo. The aim of animal abuser registries is to make shelters, pet stores/dealers, and the general public aware of individuals convicted of abusing animals.…

Mississippi Veterinarians Aid Domestic Violence Survivors

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Mississippi Veterinarians Aid Domestic Violence Survivors

Dr. Sharon Fooshee Grace, a clinical professor in Mississippi State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, has a passion to protect the vulnerable. She works with a domestic violence shelter to provide care for victims' pets, many of which may also need protection and medical care.…

Animal Abuser Directories Take Hold

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Animal Abuser Directories Take Hold




Nine states have proposed legislation to create animal abuser registries so far in 2013. The proposed animal abuser registries require that persons 18 years of age or older who are convicted on felony animal cruelty charges register with their state’s primary law enforcement agency. These convicted animal abusers are required to provide their date of birth, social security number, current address or location, place of employment and the animal cruelty offense for which they were convicted.…