Animal Abuse National Registry
It is a statistical fact that those individuals that are so deprived to abuse defenseless animals will not just stop at animal abuse. They will eventually move onto human beings especially children. Those that would intentionally cause pain to animals should be tracked and registered so that shelters and animal rescue facilities can check to ensure that they are not placing animals in the hand of abusers.
I favor federal legislation to create a National Animal Abuse Registry where those convicted of aggravated animal abuse and depraved indifference to life would have their photograph, name and address published online so that it can be accessed by the public at large.