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"A 1997 Northeastern University study found that 70 percent of violent criminals committed more than one violent crime and 40 percent of them had abused animals.
Now a California lawmaker thinks that's reason enough to create a Megan's Law for pets. Under the bill, the state would establish mandatory registration system and community notification for those convicted of felony animal abuse. It would be supported by a 3-cent levy on pet food."
 

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40 percent of them had abused animals.
As ussual a politition using irrelevent statistics to make a grab from more revenue. What is ipportant in such a debate would be the percentage of animal abusers that go on to commit violent crimes, it is likely this number is well below 40%. An while they are at it would it not make a hell lot more sense to register violent criminals first since their is much higher corrolation their?. This is nothing more than a grab for more tax money in a financial strapped state in the quise of addressing a "public good" which never materializes or was not needed in the first place.

Michael Tefts.
 
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