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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: 146,174
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


Jul 3, 2015 Andrea Giza-O'Neill
Jul 3, 2015 Margaret Goettelmann
Jul 3, 2015 Gary Reno
Jul 3, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 3, 2015 Nicole Chaplain-Pearman
Jul 3, 2015 Betsy Hester They need to be on a register to never own a animal again and get psch. Help
Jul 3, 2015 Melissa McCage
Jul 3, 2015 Rama Bharadwaj
Jul 3, 2015 Carolina Luzardo
Jul 3, 2015 (Name not displayed) Animal abuse should be treated as a big crime.Abusers should be made public same as sex abusers.
Jul 3, 2015 KayeD. Beiswanger
Jul 3, 2015 Larry Andrews
Jul 3, 2015 Lois Campbell This is an absolute necessity. Animals have no voices. We must speak for them.
Jul 3, 2015 (Name not displayed) I'm signing because I am disgusted with animal cruelty in all forms. Not only should there be a national registry but those who are cruel to animals should be punished just as harshly as if they are cruel to their fellow man.
Jul 3, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 3, 2015 lisanne casalinuovo
Jul 3, 2015 Susan Lyons
Jul 3, 2015 (Name not displayed) Yes, all animal abusers should be registered what a wonderful idea how about a chip implant to follow there activities.
Jul 3, 2015 Haley Norriss
Jul 2, 2015 Robin Johnson A Tragic Necessity­čÜ»
Jul 2, 2015 (Name not displayed) Too bad we can't do to THEM what they do to poor defenseless animals!
Jul 2, 2015 MG Anderson Abuse and neglect must stop. This could be a step in eliminating those who have abused and make those who might abuse think twice.
Jul 2, 2015 Sara Jane Lubrano
Jul 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 2, 2015 Peg Heron Heidel
Jul 2, 2015 Lisa Best Please create an animal abuse registry. This is absolutely necessary to protect animals and to prevent thoughtless people from being animal owners. Thank you, Lisa Best
Jul 2, 2015 Jackir Perkins Please, our animals need this just as much as anyone or animal that has been sexually abused. Its an illness, they can't stop they need to be monitored just like the rest.
Jul 2, 2015 Jeanne Ullom
Jul 2, 2015 Erin Dobbs
Jul 2, 2015 Cathy Markins
Jul 2, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please, I had to find homes for kittens 15 to homes I did not know. The stress level nearly caused me to collapse. 7 I had spayed. Stories of abuse are so frustrating.
Jul 2, 2015 Rosemarie Bressi
Jul 2, 2015 Joanna Price
Jul 2, 2015 Lisa Green
Jul 2, 2015 Elaine NT
Jul 1, 2015 (Name not displayed) please make this registry available. we need to know who is abusing animals. to some of us they mean just as much to us as our kids.
Jul 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 1, 2015 Thomas J, Bledsoe About time someone is getting serious ... Anyone that would deliberately hurt an animal would hurt a human first chance ...
Jul 1, 2015 Shelley Hagerty
Jul 1, 2015 Barbara Hands Finally! I have waited a long time to see animal abuse as more than a misdemeanor. I have long believed it should be a felony.
Jul 1, 2015 Mary Stanley
Jul 1, 2015 billie jo mcilvane I solo believe in this !!!
Jul 1, 2015 April Smith We REALLY need this!!!!
Jul 1, 2015 Angie Mason
Jul 1, 2015 Luba Fedus
Jul 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 1, 2015 Paula Grieb Make sure that anyone can access this registry.
Jul 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 1, 2015 Jewlz Pinder Please make individuals accountable for their abuse against animals. It hurts to the core when I hear of the many cases of animal abuse. It's despicable, and deplorable!
Jul 1, 2015 Nancy Lee

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