Animal abusers will be put on a list similar to sex offenders.
I'm conflicted about this too. Sex offender registries have been a very mixed blessing, they've done a lot of harm, been very expensive, and done little, if any, good. The actual dangerous sex offenders do what they need to do to stay off the lists. In a perfect world where the people maintaining these lists were uncorruptible and had God-like prescience they would be great. We are living in far from a perfect world.
I'm conflicted about this. On one hand I'm all for keeping cruel people away from animals,small children etc. On the other hand I suspect this will be just one more way to pull people into the system where they lose their rights, are bled dry financially by parole officers and such and leave them more vulnerable to being imprisioned. The prison industrial complex has far to many victims as it is.