Rochester, NY -- Democrats in the Monroe County Legislature are calling for the creation of an animal abuser registry.
County legislator Willie Lightfoot says animal abusers are more likely than others to hurt people, too.
His proposal would apply to anyone convicted of even a misdemeanor for abuse of animals. An offender would be placed on the registry for 10 years. The Humane Society at Lollypop Farm would maintain the registry for the county.
Lightfoot says several other New York counties already have similar registries, and he's reaching out to Republicans in a bid for bipartisan support of the registry proposal.