I am grateful that people in influential positions like Senator Ball and Assemblyman Tedisco care about this issue and are taking it to another level. I believe that at the end of the day, this is how we will stop SeaWorld and this outdated practice of enslaving these majestic, supremely social and intelligent animals that are truly suffering in captivity all for profit and exploitation.
When I was made aware of all the great things being done for animal welfare by Senator Ball and Assemblyman James Tedisco such as the statewide animal abuse registry list, I instantly knew I wanted to be part of this and help in any way I could.
A statewide animal abuse registry in New York would contain the names and addresses of persons convicted of violating "Buster's Law," thus preventing ownership of another companion animal.
"Buster's Law" has come a long way since it was passed 1999, in response to the case of a brutally tortured and killed dog, for whom the law is named after. But, in its current state, the law isn't strong enough. The statewide animal abuse registry has passed the Senate multiple times but failed to pass through the Assembly. But Senator Ball and Assemblyman Tedisco will not stop until it does.