New York Considers Five Year Ban on Animal Ownership for Convicted Animal Abusers

New York Assembly Bill 3444 would prohibit persons convicted of animal cruelty from owning, harboring, possessing, adopting, fostering or exercising control over a companion animal for a period set by the court for “not less than five years after such conviction or if applicable, not less than five years after the convicted person's release from imprisonment, whichever is longer.”