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On April 22, 2014, we mailed off 99,794 signatures to the US Secretary of Agriculture. Continue to show your support for this worthy cause by signing below while we wait for a response back from Secretary Vilsack!
Goal: 125,000 Progress: 109,043
Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

Convicted child abusers are automatically entered into a national public registry to inform people of their whereabouts and to ensure children's safety. This helps to keep parents informed about potential danger in their neighborhoods.

Animal abusers should be held to no lower standards, and should be required to enter an animal abuse registry in order to protect the lives of animals living in close vicinity. Sign the petition telling the head of the USDA, Thomas Vilsack, to enact a national animal abuser registry.

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Dear Thomas Vilsack,

I am writing to request that you, as head of the USDA, push for a national animal abuse registry. Much like the child abuser registry, this would require animal abusers to enroll in an animal abuse index that would be publicly available.

A registry of this nature is necessary given the close correlation between animal abuse and child abuse. Many repeat animal abusers often demonstrate violence toward humans as well; more often than not, the two aren't mutually exclusive. This is why we need your help to ensure our communities are kept safe and informed.

Please take the necessary steps to ensure a registry to identify animal abusers is put into effect. Animals and humans alike deserve your best efforts to keep them safe.

Thank you for your time.

Petition Signatures

Aug 22, 2014 Mia Dravis
Aug 22, 2014 (Name not displayed) There needs to be an animal abuse registry to keep the abusers from adopting animals and to let neighbors know if there is an abuser in their area.
Aug 22, 2014 Kim Foster
Aug 22, 2014 Johnia Browning
Aug 22, 2014 Marie Coombes
Aug 22, 2014 james master
Aug 21, 2014 Kerstin Probst
Aug 21, 2014 (Name not displayed) Oh how we need this in our society... maybe it will help to make people think twice, or seek some kind of mental help, before abusing animals for fun. Thank you for your support!
Aug 21, 2014 Corey Therrien
Aug 21, 2014 Caitlin McGuire
Aug 21, 2014 annie england
Aug 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 21, 2014 Sinead Sallis life should be respected and cared for, to toucher or harm is another is vilely inhumane. Law should stand up for those who cannot speak regardless of their species.
Aug 21, 2014 Sandy Hollan WE ARE THERE VOICES
Aug 21, 2014 Frank Thomas Please create this registry do not let police be immune to being on it no matter of anyone's job or celebrity status. It starts with an animal be us and then goes on to human abuse as in the case of police many times.
Aug 21, 2014 John Roberts This is necessary and police should not be immune to being on this list because they were "on the job" abuse by anyone including Michael Vick no matter of their job or celebrity status.
Aug 21, 2014 Melinda Weinstein
Aug 21, 2014 John Hussain Make sure Michael Vick is one of the first ones on that list at the top of the lis! But this list does need to exist there needs to be a registry for animal abusers.
Aug 21, 2014 Silke Kleinhenz
Aug 21, 2014 Sarah Desmarais
Aug 21, 2014 Susan Wilcox
Aug 21, 2014 Tammy Engelbach
Aug 21, 2014 Jacqueline Leahy
Aug 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 21, 2014 may phelan
Aug 20, 2014 Holly Kasten I'd prefer their death but this is a start.
Aug 20, 2014 Grace Messina
Aug 20, 2014 Cathleen Cooks
Aug 20, 2014 Jacqueline Vann
Aug 20, 2014 judi martin
Aug 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 20, 2014 Harriet Kinberg
Aug 20, 2014 Ellis Brock
Aug 20, 2014 BONNIE DAUT
Aug 20, 2014 Marylou Arriaga
Aug 20, 2014 PS Naylor
Aug 20, 2014 Nancy Eckert
Aug 20, 2014 samantha brunson this is something that really needs to happen!
Aug 20, 2014 Debi Allen
Aug 20, 2014 Jeffery Morgenthaler
Aug 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 20, 2014 Lajean Faircloth
Aug 20, 2014 Evi Meuris
Aug 20, 2014 Denise Riggs
Aug 20, 2014 KENDRA PADEN
Aug 20, 2014 TamrA Patenaude
Aug 20, 2014 Lillian Heenan this abuse has to stop a animal registry is badly needed
Aug 20, 2014 Susan Cody We shyould know whom should nver be allowed to have a pet!! Stop the abuse!
Aug 20, 2014 Cathy Fire

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