Michigan Legislators Considering Creation of Animal Abuser Registry

Would be the first in the country


GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A bill that could establish the country's first statewide animal abusers registry has its roots in Grand Rapids.

Earlier this month, state Reps. Paul Muxlox and Harvey Santana introduced a bill that would create a sex offender-type registry for anyone convicted of animal abuse. The idea, in part, came from the work of Thomas M. Cooley law student Renee Edmondson, who helped write a majority of the law.