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Hawaii: Animal Abuser Registry Proposed

Hawaii: Animal Abuser Registry Proposed

Name: Hawaii Animal Abuser Registry

Bill Number: SB 2014

A statewide animal abuser registry is a crucial tool to help law enforcement, shelters and adoption centers keep track of convicted abusers and prevent them from obtaining future companion animals. SB 2014 would require convicted animal abusers to register with the Hawaii Attorney General. Listed individuals would be barred from owning or adopting an animal. In addition, they would be barred from working at or volunteering with any humane society or business dealing with animals. Animal shelters, pet stores and animal breeders would be required to check the registry before transferring an animal to a new owner. Failure to check the registry would result in penalties for those transferring the animal. This bill would also require police officers to be trained in identifying and investigating animal abuse.

Learn more about Animal Abuser Registry Legislation.

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Please support SB 2014 and help establish a statewide animal abuser registry in Hawaii

Dear [Decision Maker],

I am writing to ask your support for legislation that would establish a statewide animal abuse registry in Hawaii. SB 2014 would create a database of individuals convicted of animal abuse in order to assist law enforcement agencies in preventing the commission of future animal crimes and to help animal shelters and sellers keep animals out of the hands of convicted abusers.

The purpose of establishing an animal abuser 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 abuser registry in Hawaii 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]