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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: 110,943
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 22, 2014 Amanda Karol
Sep 22, 2014 c norris
Sep 22, 2014 Joyce Perzyk We need to let everyone know who the animal abusers are, and to punish them for their abuse.
Sep 22, 2014 Jamie Heldman What an amazing idea!!
Sep 22, 2014 Bruce Miesel
Sep 22, 2014 Lin Damo OMG - THIS NEEDS TO HAPPEN NOW! Please help make this possible. For the sake of helpless, innocent animals AND to prevent these abusers from turning into violent criminals... Thank you.
Sep 22, 2014 Rebecca Smith
Sep 22, 2014 Catherine Tehan Stats on animal abuse show a correlation b/w animal abuse & other crimes, including rape, robbery and murder. Cops and prosecutors = show me an animal abuser and I'll show you someone with a rap sheet. We need to get behind tougher laws for animal abuse.
Sep 22, 2014 Lisa Miranda
Sep 22, 2014 Bridget Stenger
Sep 22, 2014 Bonnie Pichette
Sep 22, 2014 Margy Renner I think those who abuse animals should get exactly what they did to the animal, whether or not it is death.
Sep 22, 2014 Lesha Moore
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 22, 2014 Donna Beene
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 22, 2014 Joan Zdun
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed) Help can't come soon enough!
Sep 22, 2014 Jackie Baxter
Sep 22, 2014 Kathleen Bauer It is shameful that animal abusers are not on record to prevent future abuse.
Sep 22, 2014 valeria siviero Un mostro sarà mostro per sempre!!! Bisogna fare in modo che questi esseri nn possano più avere contatti con gli animali!!!
Sep 22, 2014 Rachel Wales
Sep 22, 2014 Alp Arslan
Sep 22, 2014 Peggy Wildsmith
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed) Also need mush harsher sentences and more jail time given .
Sep 22, 2014 Larry Branson
Sep 22, 2014 Josephine Dunn
Sep 22, 2014 JoAnn Dunn
Sep 22, 2014 Christine Bell
Sep 22, 2014 yanna karayanni
Sep 22, 2014 Marlies Suhre
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 22, 2014 monika berndt-simonis
Sep 22, 2014 Valeria Otazu
Sep 21, 2014 Lorraine Dumas For the protection of animals across the US, please we need a registry.
Sep 21, 2014 Darlene Bowe We don't begin to make the animal abusers pay for what they do. The torture of innocent animals should be a felony! At least start this registry! PLEASE
Sep 21, 2014 Ravi Prakash Animals abusers become human abusers very quickly so this registry is in the public interest in addition to helping voiceless animals
Sep 21, 2014 James Kayser
Sep 21, 2014 Stephanie Hamilton
Sep 21, 2014 Tammi Konenski
Sep 21, 2014 nancy watkins Great idea. People who abuse animals often don't acknowledge it, even to themselves. It's always the animal's fault or there was something wrong with that dog and then they get another animal, which ends up being abused.
Sep 21, 2014 Ellysian Paredes
Sep 21, 2014 Linda Van Haste
Sep 21, 2014 Audra Prebish
Sep 21, 2014 Ann Nagel There should be stronger laws on people who abuse animals
Sep 21, 2014 Sheri Reynolds
Sep 21, 2014 Rita Norton
Sep 21, 2014 Margaret Maxwell
Sep 21, 2014 (Name not displayed) We need this to protect pets from abusive homes. Stop the cycle of abuse!

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