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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: 150,760
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 7, 2015 Michael Mueller
Oct 7, 2015 Wendy Stoner-Lincoln First, this is a long overdue necessity and should take priority in Sec Vilsack's agenda. Second, I'm highly disappointed it has been over 15 months and there has been NO RESPONSE from Mr Vilsack?! Animals cannot speak! We must be their voice. Pls help!!
Oct 7, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 7, 2015 Gena Widner
Oct 7, 2015 liz Frank Finally!!!! Thank-you.
Oct 7, 2015 Catie Eldridge
Oct 7, 2015 E O
Oct 7, 2015 Andrea King
Oct 7, 2015 Debi Kay enough!. it is very long overdue...time to open eyes and for everyone to realize that animals are not put on this planet to torture, wear,experiment on, or any other sick notion humans conjure up for they're comfort, desire, whatever. END IT NOW!
Oct 6, 2015 (Name not displayed) Finally a step in the right direction. I hope other countries follow suit.
Oct 6, 2015 Stacy Grant Animals are defenseless Animal abuse is linked to crimes against humans as well. Please track persons who have abused PR neglected animals. Please also allow shelters to access the database for their and rescue nonprofits adoption screening needs. Thank
Oct 6, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 6, 2015 Neal Garvey
Oct 6, 2015 Heidy Franz
Oct 6, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 6, 2015 Tricia Bonaiuto Animals can't tell a teacher or call 911 when someone is abusing them. It is our job to protect them as much as we reasonably can. A list of of abusers to keep them from adopting new victims is not too much to ask.
Oct 6, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 6, 2015 Connie Barrett
Oct 6, 2015 Denise Breceda
Oct 6, 2015 Leah Hughes
Oct 6, 2015 Michelle Sharpe
Oct 6, 2015 Nicole Weir This action is way past due. Animals are innocents and need protecting from cruelty.
Oct 6, 2015 Wendelyn Reedy
Oct 6, 2015 Robin Hallford ABSOLUTELY ! ! ! ! !
Oct 6, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 6, 2015 Cheri Johnson
Oct 6, 2015 Lena Holt
Oct 6, 2015 eileen Rooney Creating a national, public registry of animal abusers will help us track and quantify the abuse done to animals.
Oct 6, 2015 jane getsla about time.
Oct 6, 2015 Courtney Pope
Oct 6, 2015 Cindy Garvin Every day I hear stories about a sicko who abuses a defenseless, innocent animal. Recently some sicko broke into a shelter and made two poor pit bulls to fight to the death! The shelter now has to spend $$ for extra secuirty. God please forgive us!
Oct 6, 2015 Brigette Bagg
Oct 6, 2015 Jo Ann Pickett
Oct 6, 2015 cordero cordero
Oct 6, 2015 Diane Lienkaemper
Oct 6, 2015 Susan Nelson
Oct 6, 2015 Katrina Lackhouse Please keep our animals safe by creating the registry. My animals are my children.
Oct 6, 2015 deborah hurtado
Oct 6, 2015 Calla VanLuven
Oct 6, 2015 phyllis delgiudice Animal abuse is just as criminal and horrific as child abuse. WE MUST BE THEIR VOICE!
Oct 6, 2015 Ann McGarry This registry is extremely important and very much needed. People who will mistreat helpless animals will do the same to people given the chance.
Oct 6, 2015 Lindsay Friedman
Oct 6, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 6, 2015 tara werner
Oct 6, 2015 Katherine Isaac So glad that the little Fur babies are getting help..Thank You and keep up the great work..
Oct 6, 2015 Jennifer Jacoby We need a national animal abuse registry NOW! Animal abuse is bad enough on it's own. Serial killers start with animals for "practice." Then they graduate to children and/or women.
Oct 6, 2015 Michelle Swiniarski
Oct 6, 2015 Angel Pilkin
Oct 6, 2015 leta rosetree
Oct 6, 2015 Steve Bayer There's no excuse for animal abuse!

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