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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: 115,434
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


Oct 21, 2014 yvonne nesbitt
Oct 21, 2014 Sandi Peloquin Our animals are people too and any scum that abuses them MUST be listed for all to see their cruelty..this should be a part of checking people as qualified renters too...
Oct 21, 2014 Bill Prindle
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed) When one abuses an animal, one is most likely disturbed or unhappy and I suspect, their children might suffer the same abuse. I am all in favor for a registry that all shelter could have access to to make sure that they don't have an abuser adopt a pet.
Oct 21, 2014 Lee Hawkins Animals don't deserve the abuse they recieve, especially if there is a way to find out if there are animal abusers in your area.
Oct 21, 2014 Jennifer Sinyard
Oct 21, 2014 Michelle Adduci Animal abusers should be subject the same punishment as child abusers and should NEVER be allowed to adopt or own an innocent animal.
Oct 21, 2014 Suzie Barrows
Oct 21, 2014 Jennifer Paulk These abusers need to be stopped from being able to adopt more animals!!
Oct 21, 2014 kathleen vukasovich Please register these abusers NOW !
Oct 21, 2014 Andrea Jensen
Oct 21, 2014 Tiffany Mooty
Oct 21, 2014 florence PRIEUR
Oct 21, 2014 Brenda Pineo
Oct 21, 2014 Harold Pineo
Oct 21, 2014 Michelle Speller
Oct 21, 2014 suzanne duncan let's get a list out there so we know who these monsters are. great idea!!!
Oct 21, 2014 van phan
Oct 21, 2014 Annie Abelshausen
Oct 21, 2014 Marie Ellen Larcada Smith
Oct 21, 2014 Sue Bedrick
Oct 21, 2014 Charisse Moore
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed) There is no excuse for animal abuse. I am definitely in favor of this registry.
Oct 21, 2014 Eugenia Capetillo
Oct 21, 2014 Adella Hansen A list of animal abusers is a must!! I think it would be a start on the long process of people who are so disrespectful to animals. People could refer to the list for many reasons. Please help get a registry started.
Oct 21, 2014 Lisa Cranmer Yes. Def need this registry.
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed) Abuse of any kind cannot be tolerated. Help is needed for the victims as well as the perpetrators. Either get them help or lock them up.
Oct 21, 2014 Elizabeth Yeske
Oct 21, 2014 Jerry Washburn
Oct 21, 2014 Sandra Houghton Hall
Oct 21, 2014 Patti Churilla Having a pet is a life-long responsibility and a life that repays you with unconditional love and trust not only should there be a registry but these people should be barred from ever being able to have another animal ...
Oct 21, 2014 Carol Dexter Please do this, it is needed.
Oct 21, 2014 Pat Valenza
Oct 21, 2014 Lynn Imhoff
Oct 21, 2014 Barbara Kearney Next to abusing a Human Being there is nothing worse than abusing ANY Animal!!
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 21, 2014 Kathy Perry
Oct 21, 2014 Jill Sealey
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 21, 2014 Lisa Fluharty Yes please make up a animal abuse registry I believe people need to know so they can help if these people get ahold of a animal
Oct 21, 2014 michelle pedersen Please create a National Animal Abuser Registry! !
Oct 21, 2014 markus hecht
Oct 21, 2014 Meg Hall Animal abusers should never be able to own a dog again. Even in the same household. For example, they show Michael Vick with a dog in the house with his kids. That's a big no no.
Oct 21, 2014 Jana Kuligowski
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 21, 2014 Ruby Marbury
Oct 21, 2014 DOT DUNFORD NO LIVING, SENTIENT BEING SHOULD BE FORCED TO SUFFER AT THE HANDS OF CRUEL PEOPLE. PLEASE OUT A STOP TO IT.
Oct 21, 2014 Cathy Devine
Oct 21, 2014 svea marie st. louis
Oct 21, 2014 Sarah Warner

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