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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: 109,162
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

Aug 29, 2014 Janice Zeigler Please create such a database. Animal abuse needs to be tracked and punished!
Aug 29, 2014 Angelika Kempter
Aug 29, 2014 Patricia Pell
Aug 29, 2014 Ajay Welinkar
Aug 29, 2014 Diana Beall Our laws makers forget that our pets are our family. We should have laws that protect them from abusers by increasing punishment for these monster. I would want to know if an animal abuser lived in my neighborhood. It should be law.
Aug 29, 2014 Lucy Blizzard
Aug 29, 2014 (Name not displayed) PLEASE do this !!!
Aug 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 29, 2014 Lynn Tooley
Aug 29, 2014 (Name not displayed) There should be accountability for all abusers. Having animal abusers on a registry can help enforcement and protection. If they harm animals, soon they will harm humans. Or they already are.
Aug 29, 2014 Minerva Krueger
Aug 29, 2014 Martha Kratz
Aug 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 29, 2014 denise christian
Aug 29, 2014 Angela Ercolini
Aug 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 28, 2014 Katie Simpson
Aug 28, 2014 Lance Wolfe Keep our furkids safe!
Aug 28, 2014 Amanda Xu
Aug 28, 2014 Lisa Courter
Aug 28, 2014 Michele Carstairs
Aug 28, 2014 Amy Wood
Aug 28, 2014 heather harris
Aug 27, 2014 Lynn Gomez
Aug 27, 2014 Linda Frenchko
Aug 27, 2014 Sue Verderber
Aug 27, 2014 Liz James
Aug 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 27, 2014 Renate Gärtner
Aug 27, 2014 Lucia Baker
Aug 27, 2014 Geraldine losch
Aug 27, 2014 Shawn Gordon
Aug 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 27, 2014 charles mahoney
Aug 27, 2014 Amy Tray
Aug 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 26, 2014 Polly Hill
Aug 26, 2014 Brenda Gephart
Aug 26, 2014 Lucille Lietzau
Aug 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 26, 2014 Rebekah Baldwin
Aug 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 26, 2014 Rebakah James
Aug 26, 2014 Katherine billingsley A dogs behavior is by how they've been raised. This will help to stop dogs being hurt.
Aug 26, 2014 Connie Simmons
Aug 26, 2014 Leslie Davis STOP the violence
Aug 26, 2014 Iulia Danciu
Aug 26, 2014 Jenna Kerylow
Aug 26, 2014 Angela Picozzi
Aug 26, 2014 Kristel Le Gall

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