Tennessee Passes Statewide Animal Abuser Registry Legislation

by | 05.26.2015 | 5:16pm

Tennessee has approved legislation creating a statewide registry aimed at preventing those convicted of animal abuse to be able to re-offend.

The registry will list hose convicted of aggravated animal assault, felony animal fighting, and bestiality offenses. It will list the offender's full name and photo for two years; if they are convicted again, they will remain on the website for five years.

Tennessee is the first to implement a statewide animal abuse registry. Other local governments have implemented similar registries, including three counties in New York.

The registry will be available beginning Jan. 1, 2016.

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