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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: 128,989
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


Apr 19, 2015 Janet Wicker
Apr 19, 2015 claudette Lauzon
Apr 19, 2015 Carole Trumbull
Apr 19, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 19, 2015 Tina White
Apr 19, 2015 Patricia Benoit Sex affenders have to register, why not animal abusers? I know I'd want to know if an animal abuser was moving/moved into my neighborhood. My animals and the strays around my neighborhood deserve to LIVE in peace and free from harm.
Apr 19, 2015 Mariana Martínez
Apr 19, 2015 Janine Taylor This should of been active long ago. We need to stop, such abuse of our furchildren!!
Apr 19, 2015 Nevada Chiaro
Apr 19, 2015 Jennifer Schwind It's the right thing to do for a start in protecting innocent lives!!
Apr 19, 2015 Paulette MacMillan
Apr 19, 2015 Elaine Hall
Apr 19, 2015 Joseph Nydle From a fellow Iowan.
Apr 19, 2015 Leslie Morton Please use your influence and authority as Secretary to push for a national registry for animal abusers. Animal abuse is a gateway to other heinous crimes like child abuse, domestic abuse, and rape. Help us keep our animals and our communities informed.
Apr 19, 2015 Patti Wolfe
Apr 19, 2015 Maria Pires Animal abusers should also go to jail they have blood running through their vans like humans do and they have a heart and they also feel pain the same as humans
Apr 19, 2015 Margaret Preston It is beyond horrible what people do to the defenseless animals. We NEED this registry to help protect our precious animals. Please make this National Animal Abuse registry happen.
Apr 19, 2015 alexander sabudko
Apr 19, 2015 Becky Riffle
Apr 19, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 19, 2015 Kathy Mann When we lose respect for ourselves we lose respect for others. Give the majority the respect to know who our abusers are and where they live. It gives us the opportunity to help animals who deserve the respect of all.
Apr 19, 2015 Anne Prost
Apr 19, 2015 Marie Fetzer All creatures deserve respect and abuse to animals is evil. Even if there weren't any correlation between animal abuse and child abuse, an animal abuse registry should be instituted as an act of humanity.
Apr 19, 2015 monika pettersen
Apr 19, 2015 Valerie Miller
Apr 19, 2015 Teresa Clements
Apr 19, 2015 teresa floyd
Apr 19, 2015 Brooke Nehoff
Apr 19, 2015 Denise Spitler
Apr 18, 2015 Virginie Viart
Apr 18, 2015 Sheryl Miessner
Apr 18, 2015 Laura Sutherland
Apr 18, 2015 Laurali Rideout OMG -This is a long overdue necessity! It's also a dream come true of mine - we HAVE to start taking care of the innocents; "beings" who can't save themselves. They are absolutely helpless! PLEASE help make this a law! Blessings to you~
Apr 18, 2015 (Name not displayed) Enacting a national animal abuser registry is the right thing to do! Make it happen!
Apr 18, 2015 Erica Kowalik
Apr 18, 2015 Cindy Smith
Apr 18, 2015 Stephanie Carr This is where it often starts with violent offenders. This should also be where it ends--with the first offense.
Apr 18, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 18, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 18, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 18, 2015 Jacky Fisher This needs to be done. It helps keeps animals safe and there's not enough harsh punishments for those who abuse animals. We ARE their voice!
Apr 18, 2015 Alison Candelaria
Apr 18, 2015 Cierra Newberry
Apr 18, 2015 Sherry Spurling Animals are sentient beings. It is necessary for citizens to speak for those who have no voice. Animal abuse is a heinous crime and all engaging in this abberant behavior needs to be publicly identified.
Apr 18, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 18, 2015 Laura Arnold
Apr 18, 2015 Barbara Smith About time!!!
Apr 18, 2015 Edys Stine
Apr 18, 2015 Mari LoNano Brilliant idea.
Apr 18, 2015 Mary Anne Manner This is an EXCELLENT idea.I am in full support of this action.

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