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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: 200,000 Progress: 147,980
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 30, 2015 alice davis
Aug 30, 2015 Robbie Perrone
Aug 30, 2015 Martha Koester There is simply no excuse for animal abuse, period.
Aug 30, 2015 Jeweliette Valmont
Aug 29, 2015 Nancy Meehan
Aug 29, 2015 thomas tirrell
Aug 29, 2015 Donna Hanna What an amazing idea !!! "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."
Aug 29, 2015 Trini Majorossyy
Aug 29, 2015 Carole Olson
Aug 29, 2015 Mark Schneider
Aug 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 29, 2015 Donna Rail
Aug 29, 2015 (Name not displayed) Amen please push for this most important registry! Why should our animals suffer needlessly at the hands of criminals!!!
Aug 29, 2015 Susan Doty
Aug 29, 2015 Susan (Suni) Roberts-Ibarra
Aug 29, 2015 Linda Francis It's time to let the public know so they can keep their pets away from abusers, just as parents get to know how to keep their kids safe from pedophiles.
Aug 29, 2015 noel mortimer we sould stop animal abuse everywhere
Aug 29, 2015 harleen toor
Aug 29, 2015 lynn maat since animals are at the kindness and mercy of humans we need to protect those who cannot speak but suffer in silence and pain . Please ensure strongly and leagally empower a national registry ASAP
Aug 29, 2015 Sandy Gilford
Aug 29, 2015 Midge Stilke Absolutely. Abuse to animals is criminal and those who abuse them should be held responsible. Time to protect our pets.
Aug 29, 2015 Sheila Norris
Aug 29, 2015 Vicki Berry I totally agree that there should be a animal abuse registry . There is so much abuse going on that we need to get registry to keep track of animal abusers !!!
Aug 29, 2015 Barbara Millard This Is Way Over Due! It will help us pet owners feel much better that we can keep our pets safe.
Aug 29, 2015 Keyla Ortiz Animal abusers should be arrested, convicted, imprisoned, made to enter an animal abuse registry and never allowed to own animals again.
Aug 28, 2015 Dianne Foldvik
Aug 28, 2015 Melissa McCracken
Aug 28, 2015 Emily Hanson
Aug 28, 2015 sylvie tellier
Aug 28, 2015 John Petteford
Aug 28, 2015 Michael Forshee This needs to happen.
Aug 28, 2015 (Name not displayed) I think would be a wonderful idea and they should never be allowed to have another animal.
Aug 28, 2015 anita vd berge Ja maak hun naam bekent en zorg dat ze nooit meer dieren mogen hebben dierenbeulen
Aug 28, 2015 (Name not displayed) Animal abuse is child abuse.. For those that don't have children, their animals are their children. They deserve to be safe also..
Aug 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 28, 2015 Anja Von Gesjen Since for whatever reason, animal cruelty does not have massive fines attached that would really deter an. Abuse- a registry would actually deter people (imagine if your landlord knew about your cruel side business on their property)...
Aug 28, 2015 Lenora Rhumm
Aug 28, 2015 Shirley Jeboult
Aug 28, 2015 Jay Yospa There should be safeguards so these people can't adopt or purchase animals from reputable breeders.
Aug 28, 2015 Kent Farber
Aug 28, 2015 Janine Schwartz
Aug 28, 2015 Amanda Torres
Aug 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 28, 2015 Jennifer Rankin
Aug 27, 2015 Jillyanne Downs
Aug 27, 2015 Melanie Angelloz
Aug 27, 2015 Christa Elliott
Aug 27, 2015 robin may
Aug 27, 2015 Brenda Pemberton

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