Join with SWIVL to promote an Arizona online registry of convicted animal abusers. The registry will list people convicted of animal torture, mutilation, intentional killings, sexual abuse and animal fighting. If passed, this law will require any person convicted of a felony involving animal cruelty to register with the police and provide an array of personal information along with a current photograph, much like sexual predators. The information, along with the registrants' specific offense, would then be posted on the Internet.
While some might view a Registry for Animal Abusers extreme, the violent link between animal and human abuse represents a strong connection that requires immediate action to protect society – especially children. Animal abusers are cruel and dangerous and the public has a right to know who they are and where they live.
If you believe there are certain behaviors that a civilized society should not tolerate, show your support and commitment to ending this horrific form of violence. It’s time for honest, law abiding citizens to require those that commit horrible, torturous acts to be responsible and accountable for their actions. Animal abusers are not victims to be understood and analyzed – they are individuals that need to be identified and monitored so the cycle of violence is once and for all stopped.
Click here to become part of a system-wide movement for ending the cycle of violence. Unlike other programs and strategies that either focus on only animal abuse, child abuse, or domestic violence, SWIVL takes the approach that violence is indivisible and that animal, child, and domestic violence are cut from the same cloth. The glue that binds animal cruelty, child abuse, and domestic violence is the abuser’s intention to control and dominate the victim. These criminals are calculating individuals that enjoy the cruelty and terror they inflict on others. Beginning with animal cruelty, violent acts become obsessive, where the individual is prone to become more and more abusive. Strong evidence shows that many serial killers began with the torture of small animals – behaviors which are often dismissed by judges and public officials as insignificant.
Join with SWIVL in support of an Arizona Registry for Animal Abusers. The link between animal abuse, child abuse, and domestic violence is clear and our government has the responsibility to protect all citizens from these predators. SWIVL is reaching out to animal rights and welfare organizations, child advocacy and domestic violence groups, and individuals who believe we need to do much more to protect society and end the cycle of violence.