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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: 129,561
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


May 3, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 3, 2015 Lesleigh Owen
May 3, 2015 chris martino
May 3, 2015 sharon blandi Abusing an innocent animal is no different than abusing a child. All abusers should be prosecuted, arrested and made public so those of us cleaning up their mess will be protected and forewarned.
May 3, 2015 Samuel Davis
May 3, 2015 Mitchell Mumma It has been established that a link between animal abusers and perpetrators of violent crimes against people exists. So in a manner of speaking this registry may aid in the early detection of violence against people. Seems like a win - win to me.
May 3, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please keep animals safe and create this registry!
May 3, 2015 Gayle Hyde
May 3, 2015 bernie politowska
May 3, 2015 Karen Crapps
May 3, 2015 Robin Fortner Animals deserve SO much more, but this is a good start.
May 3, 2015 christine mamula
May 3, 2015 linda moore
May 3, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 3, 2015 Robyn FENDALL
May 2, 2015 rose rauch
May 2, 2015 Joseph Rakosky
May 2, 2015 VICKI GREGORY There is no excuse for animal abuse and it needs to be stopped. We need to enforce a national animal abuser registry and prevent those monsters who abuse animals from being allowed to have pets. Thank you!!
May 2, 2015 Cheryl Dunn
May 2, 2015 Christine Chicoine
May 2, 2015 Penel smith
May 2, 2015 linda rich
May 2, 2015 Kitty Mcilroy
May 2, 2015 Michelle Moran Defenseless animals like defenseless children need to be protected. Animal abuse is as bad as child or sexual abuse and we need to know who these horrible people are.
May 2, 2015 Elana Varnum Abuse is abuse no matter who the victim is! Please enact the registry.
May 2, 2015 Dianne Jeter implement series penalties as well as registry
May 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 2, 2015 Elizabeth Kelley
May 2, 2015 Maxine DeBellis
May 2, 2015 Elizabeth Norton
May 2, 2015 Lyn Evans
May 2, 2015 Colleen Boring Animals provide love and emotional support to many people, so should't we make laws to protect these loving creatures. Sign it. Stop the Dog Fighting!
May 2, 2015 Cindy Legler
May 1, 2015 jeffery taylor Just because.
May 1, 2015 Jhanel Kies PLEASE MAKE THIS INTO LAW! ANIMAL ABUSERS MUST BE REGISTERED AND THE PUBLIC SHOULD BE AWARE OF THEM. ONCE AN ABUSER, ALWAYS AN ABUSER! DEFENSLESS ANIMALS NEED OUR PROTECTION
May 1, 2015 Dianna McCaskey
May 1, 2015 Myrna Klitzke And if abusers are underage, their names still go on the list once they reach "adulthood."
May 1, 2015 (Name not displayed) I just asked our Governor to enact severe penalties for convicted animal abusers and extend no-chained dogs must have fenced kennel. Hope it helps
May 1, 2015 Geraldine Remington As mentioned in the letter, it is a well known scientific fact that animal abusers turn into abusers of human beings. We need a registry of such abusers so we can keep our children out of harm's way. And it is bad enough that they are abusers of animals
May 1, 2015 BILLIE MAXWELL This is a very important item. All the animals need protection also. Please help to give justice to them.
May 1, 2015 Alisa Daniels
May 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 1, 2015 wanda louise
May 1, 2015 Joan Woods Please consider that animals caan not talk to tell people like we can, so please help their abusers to be known.
May 1, 2015 (Name not displayed) I'm an attorney and there is so little protection for animals in this area. Someone who abuses an animal has concerning issues. Shelters should be able to collect and share this type of information. It is so basic...and we have nothing like this.
May 1, 2015 Helen Gale Shehan Animal abuse is sometimes a first behavior that ultimately morphs into abuse of people and continued abuse of animals. Please set up the national animal abuse registry, and we need more severe penalties for dog fighting perpetrators.
May 1, 2015 kathy sutter
May 1, 2015 Maureen Cp;e
May 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 1, 2015 edwartd skaats

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