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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: 108,086
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


Jul 28, 2014 Michelle Gohier
Jul 27, 2014 AKIKO SAKAGUCHI
Jul 27, 2014 Athina Oettinger
Jul 27, 2014 Rose Hirko
Jul 27, 2014 Venessa Plaia
Jul 27, 2014 libby absher
Jul 27, 2014 Wanda Byrd Create a national animal abuse or register to keep our animals safe.
Jul 27, 2014 Nancy Holcomb
Jul 27, 2014 Tammy Reyna
Jul 27, 2014 sharon Barclay-Black
Jul 27, 2014 Jocelyne FAROUAULT
Jul 27, 2014 Claudia Moorman
Jul 27, 2014 Phyllis and Joe Loconte Anything that will help!!
Jul 27, 2014 Ro phan
Jul 27, 2014 Lavenna White
Jul 27, 2014 diego fleita
Jul 27, 2014 Nicole Bartle
Jul 27, 2014 LOIS SPRINGER
Jul 27, 2014 Elizabeth McManus
Jul 27, 2014 Tammy Troy
Jul 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2014 Aaron Robison Do something or i will start
Jul 27, 2014 Liana Arus Stop animal abuse in its tracks and push for harsher punishment for those who dare harm an animal that can't defend itself!
Jul 27, 2014 Trine Andersen
Jul 27, 2014 Kathy Mindel
Jul 27, 2014 kerryn veitch
Jul 27, 2014 Elisabeth Björklund
Jul 27, 2014 Rhonda Hainey Stop animal abuse.
Jul 27, 2014 Christine Mikalson ALL serial killers begin by abusing animals. The innocents deserve our protection. Stop sheltering cruelty. Stop pretending they won't do it again. No mercy for animal abusers!
Jul 26, 2014 diana nicoara
Jul 26, 2014 marlena ouraha
Jul 26, 2014 Charles williamson
Jul 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 26, 2014 Nina Svedberg
Jul 26, 2014 Danielle Gutierrez
Jul 26, 2014 Barbara Barringer
Jul 26, 2014 Pamela Behrman
Jul 26, 2014 Brian Kurukulasuriya Animals are sentient beings, and don't deserve to be abused.
Jul 26, 2014 Kiran Gowda
Jul 26, 2014 shilpy dwivedi Eventhough they dont have voice..they still have rights. Its high time its recognized and give freely. Lets not just look but lets be humams too
Jul 26, 2014 gennaro daria
Jul 26, 2014 Paula Quinn This is a no-brainer. We need this for the sake of these poor defenseless animals being abused by idiots!!!
Jul 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 26, 2014 Lynda Keenan
Jul 26, 2014 rosemary colley
Jul 26, 2014 Anne Thompson
Jul 26, 2014 Diane Cuesta
Jul 26, 2014 krystle thomas
Jul 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)

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