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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: 147,319
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 27, 2015 Jane Alexander Protect the animals
Jul 27, 2015 Tanya Mattern I don't know why it toke this long, but IM so relieved that animal cruelty is FINALLY A FELONY!! And those scumbag people will be registered just like any other felon.
Jul 27, 2015 (Name not displayed) I wish you nothing but success in this noble endeavor.
Jul 27, 2015 Vikki Hamilton
Jul 27, 2015 jeanne stotelmyer
Jul 27, 2015 Ginger Britten I think ALL predators should be listed for the WHOLE world to see.
Jul 27, 2015 William Hagood
Jul 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2015 Grace Clerc
Jul 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2015 Alita Moore Yes, there needs to be a national registry for animal abusers just as there is for child abusers. I want to know if I need to keep someone away from my pets.
Jul 27, 2015 troy deterding
Jul 27, 2015 Laura Miller
Jul 27, 2015 Sharon Williams
Jul 27, 2015 William Conlon
Jul 27, 2015 Sharon Longmire
Jul 27, 2015 Roxanne Doubt
Jul 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2015 Karen Barry So sorry that Heart 2 Heart Rescue abused the kind volunteers and big hearted people that contributed so much. I pray all the dogs saved will recover from this ordeal. I hope the 2 in charge spend time behind bars for the mess the created.
Jul 27, 2015 Denine Johnson Please help save these animals from abuse.
Jul 27, 2015 Letticia Anaya
Jul 27, 2015 Linda Henderson
Jul 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2015 Lynn Kent
Jul 27, 2015 Angela Thorn
Jul 27, 2015 Lisa Earls
Jul 27, 2015 Laura Parrish
Jul 27, 2015 P Stuart
Jul 26, 2015 Jessica Carlson
Jul 26, 2015 Juanita Alvarez
Jul 26, 2015 Tanaisha Courteau I have always wanted more severe penalties for animal abusers!
Jul 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 26, 2015 Adrian Howley
Jul 26, 2015 Ellen Kern
Jul 26, 2015 Kera Cromer Put the animals first and the abusers in jail for a long time...We don't put up with abuse to humans than why is it ok to abuse innocent animals~~
Jul 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 26, 2015 (Name not displayed) This must stop..you hurt a child you go to jail..the same law schould be unforced for animals as well!
Jul 26, 2015 Bonnie Hibberd Abuse of any kind should not be tolerated! Animal abuse is usually the start of horrendous abuse of children and people. Let's start nipping this in the bud folks! Free our nation of this horrendous crime! Jail them after first offense!
Jul 26, 2015 Megan Ford
Jul 26, 2015 Karen Temple
Jul 26, 2015 Dave Rutledge
Jul 26, 2015 Robin Washington with all the violence towards animals on a daily basis this registry is so vitally important!!
Jul 26, 2015 Lulu Nocera Thanks God with get the government behind this to protect our fury friends :)
Jul 26, 2015 Laura Garcia This is a cause near and dear to my heart! I've had six cats over my lifetime that I'm positive were victims of abuse and I'm still in fear today that the same individuals are stalking my life. An animal abuser registry is definitely needed!
Jul 26, 2015 d. allen
Jul 26, 2015 Debra Ford
Jul 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2015 Clare Hooper

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