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Indiana: Animal Abuse Registry Proposed

Indiana: Animal Abuse Registry Proposed

Name: Indiana Animal Abuse Registry

Bill Number: HB 1332

A statewide animal abuse 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 1332 would require the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute to maintain a public registry of convicted animal abusers. The Institute would obtain data from the state police department, the department of correction, and other governmental agencies. The Institute would also be required to establish a procedure to allow a person erroneously included in the registry to have their name removed.

Learn more about Animal Abuser Registry Legislation.

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Please support HB 1332 and help establish a statewide animal abuse registry in Indiana

Dear [Decision Maker],

I am writing to ask your support for legislation that would establish a statewide animal abuse registry in Indiana. HB 1332 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 abuse 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 Indiana 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.

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