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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: 109,057
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 23, 2014 Deborah Dorntonget with it pets are dyin Get with it pets are dying needlessly
Aug 23, 2014 Bob Okroi From beasts we scorn as soulless, In forest, field and den, The cry goes up to witness The soullessness of men. ~M. Frida Hartley
Aug 23, 2014 LaVern Dean
Aug 23, 2014 Marie-annick Cabuy
Aug 23, 2014 nuray baran
Aug 23, 2014 Misty Kindle
Aug 23, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 23, 2014 Nadia Burns
Aug 23, 2014 JOE QUAGS
Aug 23, 2014 George Christian Jr This is a must. For some pets are there children so why not protect them as such
Aug 23, 2014 michel lambert
Aug 23, 2014 JoAnn Collins Animal abuse has gone on long enough it has to be stop!!!
Aug 23, 2014 Kathleen Burns
Aug 23, 2014 Elizabeth Hunt
Aug 22, 2014 Mia Dravis
Aug 22, 2014 (Name not displayed) There needs to be an animal abuse registry to keep the abusers from adopting animals and to let neighbors know if there is an abuser in their area.
Aug 22, 2014 Kim Foster
Aug 22, 2014 Johnia Browning
Aug 22, 2014 Marie Coombes
Aug 22, 2014 james master
Aug 21, 2014 Kerstin Probst
Aug 21, 2014 (Name not displayed) Oh how we need this in our society... maybe it will help to make people think twice, or seek some kind of mental help, before abusing animals for fun. Thank you for your support!
Aug 21, 2014 Corey Therrien
Aug 21, 2014 Caitlin McGuire
Aug 21, 2014 annie england
Aug 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 21, 2014 Sinead Sallis life should be respected and cared for, to toucher or harm is another is vilely inhumane. Law should stand up for those who cannot speak regardless of their species.
Aug 21, 2014 Sandy Hollan WE ARE THERE VOICES
Aug 21, 2014 Frank Thomas Please create this registry do not let police be immune to being on it no matter of anyone's job or celebrity status. It starts with an animal be us and then goes on to human abuse as in the case of police many times.
Aug 21, 2014 John Roberts This is necessary and police should not be immune to being on this list because they were "on the job" abuse by anyone including Michael Vick no matter of their job or celebrity status.
Aug 21, 2014 Melinda Weinstein
Aug 21, 2014 John Hussain Make sure Michael Vick is one of the first ones on that list at the top of the lis! But this list does need to exist there needs to be a registry for animal abusers.
Aug 21, 2014 Silke Kleinhenz
Aug 21, 2014 Sarah Desmarais
Aug 21, 2014 Susan Wilcox
Aug 21, 2014 MASSIMO RIMONDI
Aug 21, 2014 Tammy Engelbach
Aug 21, 2014 Jacqueline Leahy
Aug 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 21, 2014 may phelan
Aug 20, 2014 Holly Kasten I'd prefer their death but this is a start.
Aug 20, 2014 Grace Messina
Aug 20, 2014 Cathleen Cooks
Aug 20, 2014 Jacqueline Vann
Aug 20, 2014 judi martin
Aug 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 20, 2014 Harriet Kinberg
Aug 20, 2014 Ellis Brock
Aug 20, 2014 BONNIE DAUT
Aug 20, 2014 Marylou Arriaga

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