Bills are moving through the Michigan State Legislature that would require background checks for people looking to adopt an animal.

Yesterday, the house committee in Lansing almost unanimously passed the bills that would prevent people with a history of animal abuse from adopting in the future.The bills now move on to the House.

People who have been convicted of animal abuse (neglect, using them for fighting, etc.) in the last five years would be denied the right to adopt. People who have been convicted more than five years ago could still face being denied, as well.

Here's the full story from WNEM TV5-News.

I think this is a no-brainer, personally. And it's not just because I'm an animal lover. What do you think?