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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: 110,137
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 2, 2014 Lindsey Vicknair
Sep 2, 2014 Wanda Robinson
Sep 2, 2014 Jo Ardell
Sep 2, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 2, 2014 Lynn Banducci
Sep 2, 2014 liu wai ling Please create a public registry for animals abusers , Thank you
Sep 2, 2014 Mike Williams Abuse of animals, raised as pets or for market is not acceptable. We need to curb the people who committ crimes against any animal. Humane treatment, the only way to treat man or animal...
Sep 2, 2014 Jimmy Stein
Sep 2, 2014 Gina Lovin
Sep 2, 2014 DeAnne Sasser
Sep 2, 2014 Patricia McCue
Sep 2, 2014 Dawn Pinnington It is a great idea. People from star to star can be looked up to see if they shouldn't be allowed to have animals. Animals have the right to be placed in safe families.
Sep 2, 2014 Tonia Birkeland I dont know how it is even a question!The abusers that are Actually caught&Actually charged should Absolutely Never be allowed to own a pet! I believe they shouldnt be allowed within 100yards of Any animal! I wouldnt trust them near my children either!
Sep 2, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 2, 2014 Marlon Jensen
Sep 2, 2014 Kim fazio Hershey Downie Beaverdog
Sep 2, 2014 BJ Gerald This is LONG overdue. The punishment for animal a users has at the best been a slap on the wrist. The public has a right to know who these people are before they do business or have any association with an animal abuser.
Sep 2, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 2, 2014 Lara Klymus
Sep 2, 2014 Ariana Stefan
Sep 2, 2014 Tara N
Sep 1, 2014 harika coşkun
Sep 1, 2014 Shirley Anderson This is needed so people don't adopt to animal abusers.
Sep 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 1, 2014 Brittany Paral
Sep 1, 2014 Linda Lasua
Sep 1, 2014 Pamela Ross
Sep 1, 2014 Barbara Wolf-Force
Sep 1, 2014 Joann Helsom
Sep 1, 2014 Andrea Bourguignon
Sep 1, 2014 (Name not displayed) Animal abusers are no different than child abusers.
Sep 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 1, 2014 Janice Drake
Sep 1, 2014 Cecile Schmidt
Sep 1, 2014 Jennifer Greenhalgh
Sep 1, 2014 Linda Baker
Sep 1, 2014 yvonne ostby All rescue organization can reference the list of abusers so dogs or cats are not in danger when adopted.
Sep 1, 2014 Lauren Kruse
Sep 1, 2014 AMy Holderness
Sep 1, 2014 Kittie Javitz If I need to place a dog into a safe and loving home there are only so many things that can be done to ensure that. But how do I know if this person is an abuser? Would you want to adopt your child to them? We are these animal voices and they depend on us
Sep 1, 2014 Steph Purvis End Animal Abuse of any kind....
Sep 1, 2014 Mandy York
Sep 1, 2014 Linda Lankenau Lets stop animal abuse NOW!
Sep 1, 2014 Brenna Bailey
Sep 1, 2014 Ida Harpet
Sep 1, 2014 cheryl peterie
Sep 1, 2014 delia aquino We can do this!
Aug 31, 2014 (Name not displayed) Its time to have some discipline for this so please start this and enforce it.
Aug 31, 2014 Ashley Gruter
Aug 31, 2014 Lori Leibensperger Come on Tom-DO RIGHT BY THE SUFFERING ANIMALS AND CREATE THIS REGISTRY!!!

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