Name: Oklahoma Animal Abuse Offender Registry Act
Bill Number: HB 2614
A statewide animal
abuse offender registry is a crucial tool to help law enforcement, shelters and
adoption centers keep track of convicted abusers and prevent animals from
falling into the hands of a convicted abuser. HB 2614 would establish an animal
abuse offender registry for individuals convicted of animal abuse crimes. An
individual would be listed on the registry for two years following a first
conviction and for five years following a subsequent conviction. The registry
website would also be available to the public.
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Please support HB 2614 and help establish an animal abuse offender registry in Oklahoma
Dear [Decision Maker],
I am writing to ask your support for legislation that would establish a statewide Animal Abuse Offender Registry Act in Oklahoma. HB 2614 would create a database of individuals convicted of animal abuse crimes in order to assist law enforcement in preventing future animal abuse. The bill would also require animal shelters, pet stores and animal breeders to check the registry before transferring an animal to a new owner.The purpose of establishing an animal abuse offender registry is to provide a resource for law enforcement, shelters and adoption centers to help identify convicted animal abusers who are involved in new allegations of abuse or who are trying to adopt an animal who may then be put in harm's way. Access to this information is crucial in keeping companion animals out of the hands of convicted abusers.With similar legislation introduced in multiple states across the nation, it is clear that there is a strong public interest in establishing animal abuser registries. The creation of an animal abuse offender registry in Oklahoma would better protect our animals and reduce the likelihood of convicted animal abusers victimizing animals in the future.Please support the establishment of a database of convicted animal abusers and help protect animals from harm.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]