Assemblyman Murray Highlights Need for Animal Abuser Registry During Animal Advocacy Day at State Capitol
June 4, 2015
LONG ISLAND, NY – This week, Assemblyman Dean Murray (R,C,I-East Patchogue) took part in Animal Advocacy Day at the state Capitol in Albany. Murray, owner of two dogs and a cat, addressed the hundreds in attendance, espousing the need for his co-sponsored legislation creating an animal abuser registry.
“Our pets are more than just animals; they’re our companions and part of our families,” said Murray. “That’s why I’m proud to co-sponsor legislation (Assembly Bill 3355) creating an animal abuser registry. Having a pet isn’t a right; it’s a privilege best left in the hands of caring, compassionate people. Animal abusers have proven themselves unworthy of that privilege. If you hurt an animal, you should not be given the opportunity to do so again. If my legislation passes the Assembly and Senate, they will not be.”
A03355 Creates the animal abuser central registry, and requires that certain convicted animal abusers register with such registry; provides such registrants are prohibited from possessing, adopting, owning, purchasing or exercising control over any animal except in certain cases in the court’s discretion; provides fines and imprisonment for non-compliance.
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