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Animal Abuse Registry

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Sparking debate this morning, should animal abusers have to register the way sex offenders do?

An animal rights group is creating a nationwide database of animal abusers.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund plans to create a "Do Not Adopt" registry to alert adoption centers of convicted animal abusers.

States will have to opt in individually to use it.

But not all animal advocates are on board.

The Humane Society of the United States, which is concerned shaming mentally unstable people may threaten pets of neighbors checking on the list of offenders.

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