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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: 110,834
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

Sep 17, 2014 Rod Ridenhour
Sep 17, 2014 Rona Bruce
Sep 17, 2014 Kellie Benson
Sep 17, 2014 Judy Tittle
Sep 17, 2014 Rozanna Ramirez
Sep 17, 2014 Michelle Krengel
Sep 17, 2014 Regena Bacon An abuser of animals will become an abuser of women ,children and anything else they can get away with!
Sep 17, 2014 Paula Banas
Sep 17, 2014 Valerie Cassidy
Sep 17, 2014 Natasha La Farouche
Sep 17, 2014 Janie Carabello
Sep 17, 2014 sherri pickett
Sep 17, 2014 Michael Talaga
Sep 17, 2014 mykell mason
Sep 17, 2014 Tara Prashad
Sep 17, 2014 trine bellew
Sep 17, 2014 Ginger Getz
Sep 17, 2014 Bethany Sipress
Sep 17, 2014 Melissa Perry
Sep 17, 2014 JJ Fuller
Sep 17, 2014 Patricia Sheehy
Sep 17, 2014 Shawn M Shouse
Sep 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 17, 2014 Ronda Cramer
Sep 17, 2014 Leslie Johnson People who abuse animals should never be allowed to have another animal. The only way to stop it is to have a national registry. Keep animals safe from these kinds of people.
Sep 17, 2014 Stacy Holcomb
Sep 17, 2014 Peggy Lewis
Sep 17, 2014 Cheryl Caudill We need this!!! Wonderful idea!
Sep 17, 2014 Maryann Wheeler
Sep 17, 2014 Claudia Alraun
Sep 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 17, 2014 christine smith
Sep 16, 2014 Nanciann Rogers
Sep 16, 2014 Roxanne Vargas
Sep 16, 2014 Donna Arcaro
Sep 16, 2014 Janet Cheatham
Sep 16, 2014 Debra Yuasa
Sep 16, 2014 Deborah Wykert Abusers should be publicly known!
Sep 16, 2014 Nina Keester I think an animal abuse registry is a fantastic idea.
Sep 16, 2014 Karen Cedergren
Sep 16, 2014 melinda hart
Sep 16, 2014 hilda estrada
Sep 16, 2014 Peggy Church
Sep 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 16, 2014 R Lefevre And for PEOPLE that don't care about animals (God Forbid!) animal abuse is where child and domestic abuse starts!
Sep 16, 2014 Francine Webb There should be consequences for people who do these terrible things to animals!
Sep 16, 2014 Dana Myers
Sep 16, 2014 (Name not displayed) These animals are part of our families and for some, like myself, the only family I have.....I do not have to go home to an empty house. These abusers need to be accountable and not given a free pass to get as many animals they want to abuse.
Sep 16, 2014 Sheila Mckee They should be jailed and put public for everyone to see.

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