Three states eye animal abuser registries

June 1, 2010

Lawmakers in Rhode Island, California and Louisiana are considering registries to keep tabs on people convicted of animal abuse. The registries would function much like sexual offender registries, requiring convicted animal abusers to register personal information with local law enforcement.

Swiss Reject Law On Animal Rights

March 26, 2010

Swiss voters overwhelmingly rejected a referendum that would have compelled all cantons to hire lawyers to defend the rights of animals, a setback to animal-rights organizations.