The state of Tennessee has taken an amazing step in protecting vulnerable animals by creating a public registry of known animal abusers.
Supported by the Humane Society of the United States, the registry will post the name, date of birth, address and a photo of convicted animal abusers.
“We are really excited that animals will be protected more.”
A spokesman for a local shelter added its approval, saying, “It’s going to be another useful tool that agencies such as ourselves can do a little bit more research on individuals that come to adopt animals.”
The registry, which you can find here, is currently blank, but will soon start to list individuals linked to cases of cruelty, fighting, bestiality and more.
Tennessee is the first state to implement such a registry, but California, Massachusetts and Georgia are said to be considering the idea, too.