Legislation Eyes Illinois Animal Abuse Registry

By: AP
By: AP

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- An Illinois lawmaker has introduced legislation that would create a list of people who've been convicted of animal cruelty charges.

The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers reports the legislation is aimed at protecting animals.

The measure is sponsored by Chicago Democrat Toni Berrios and would be similar to a state registry for sex offenders.

The database would track anyone who's older than 18 who has been convicted of cruel treatment, aggravated cruelty or animal torture. It would include their names, birthdates and addresses.

People on the list wouldn't be allowed to own a pet or work with animals. They would also have to notify authorities of a change of address. People wouldn't be removed from the list until they've had psychiatric or psychological testing.


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