Thank Westchester County for Creating Animal Abuse Registry

Target: Westchester County Board of Legislators

Goal: Thank Westchester County for establishing registry of animal abuse offenders

Recently, the members of the Westchester County Board of Legislators in New York approved a law that institutes a county-wide registry of persons convicted of animal abuse.  The registry will be public, searchable, and easily accessible online.  The law also states that anyone listed on the registry is prohibited from possessing, owning, purchasing, and adopting any new animals.

This new law is a significant victory for animals in Westchester.  Each year in the US, millions of house pets, farm animals, and other creatures are the victims of cruelty.  There are few repercussions for their abusers, and the cruelty is allowed to continue.  However, with the establishment of the registry, Westchester is demonstrating that intentionally hurting helpless creatures is a behavior that will not be tolerated.  Wrongdoers will be identified, and animals will be a little bit safer.

The registry is also beneficial to the humans of Westchester.  According to the FBI, those who harm animals are four times more likely to commit violence against other people.  This violence includes rape, serial murder, and other very serious offenses.  An animal abuser registry prevents these perpetrators from hiding their potentially deadly behavior, ensuring a safer, less violent county for all.

Thank the Westchester County Board of Legislators for approving this new law and protecting the animals and people in their community.  Hopefully, their neighbors to the south (New York City) will follow suit and implement their own animal abuse registry.


Dear Westchester Board of Legislators,

Thank you very much for unanimously voting to require those convicted of animal cruelty to register with the county.  This new law demonstrates your commitment to protecting both animals and people in your community.

With the registry, animal abusers will be unable to hide their potentially deadly behavior from fellow residents.  You have ensured a safer, less violent Westchester county for all. Again, thank you.


[Your Name Here]


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  1. Bravo!!! The way to go and the only way to go.

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