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Texas Lawmakers Proposing Animal Abuse Registry

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MIDLAND - Paul O'Neill oversees the Midland Animal Shelter. He says Midland is fortunate, in that it doesn't see a lot of animal abuse. However, he says he knows what it can lead to.

"Hurting animals, those are the ones that have been shown over decades past, to move on to bigger and better targets of that maliciousness," O'Neill said.

Two state representatives want to prevent that maliciousness. They've drafted a bill for an animal cruelty registration program. It would look similar to the states sex offender registry. It would have offender's names, photos, addresses and the details of their crime.

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