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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: 148,008
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 31, 2015 desiree dias
Aug 31, 2015 Jessica Lloyd
Aug 31, 2015 Marlina Sherbet It's about time.
Aug 31, 2015 Jennifer Drower
Aug 31, 2015 cathy rohrer We have to speak for all animals
Aug 31, 2015 Rhonda Erp
Aug 31, 2015 Cathryn McNamee animal abusers will eventually abuse people, so get this registry up and going!
Aug 31, 2015 Deborah Erskine Please stop animal cruelty pass this law asap
Aug 31, 2015 Christel Platt
Aug 31, 2015 Karen Peterson
Aug 31, 2015 Georgia Q Animals make a difference! Protect them!
Aug 31, 2015 Weylin Wendt Animals don't have a voice. They can't cry for help. Cruelty to animals is an insidious evil that abusers commit because they know that the animals can't tell anyone. Those of us that care need to speak for those that can't.
Aug 30, 2015 Mihir Joshi
Aug 30, 2015 Steve Caro The abuse of animals must end.
Aug 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2015 Marianne Sage
Aug 30, 2015 Patricia Hatcher Animal's lives matter so severely punish the abusers
Aug 30, 2015 Dia Allds
Aug 30, 2015 Victoria Folker
Aug 30, 2015 Belinda Gardner Let's make this a reality!
Aug 30, 2015 Roxanne Asel
Aug 30, 2015 Marie Bunting
Aug 30, 2015 Rita Rosen Help save animals from abuse. Animals matter greatly.
Aug 30, 2015 Diane Alexander
Aug 30, 2015 Karen Oldani
Aug 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2015 kasey lazarus I don't know how this isn't already a thing!
Aug 30, 2015 Donna Curi
Aug 30, 2015 alice davis
Aug 30, 2015 Robbie Perrone
Aug 30, 2015 Martha Koester There is simply no excuse for animal abuse, period.
Aug 30, 2015 Jeweliette Valmont
Aug 29, 2015 Nancy Meehan
Aug 29, 2015 thomas tirrell
Aug 29, 2015 Donna Hanna What an amazing idea !!! "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."
Aug 29, 2015 Trini Majorossyy
Aug 29, 2015 Carole Olson
Aug 29, 2015 Mark Schneider
Aug 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 29, 2015 Donna Rail
Aug 29, 2015 (Name not displayed) Amen please push for this most important registry! Why should our animals suffer needlessly at the hands of criminals!!!
Aug 29, 2015 Susan Doty
Aug 29, 2015 Susan (Suni) Roberts-Ibarra
Aug 29, 2015 Linda Francis It's time to let the public know so they can keep their pets away from abusers, just as parents get to know how to keep their kids safe from pedophiles.
Aug 29, 2015 noel mortimer we sould stop animal abuse everywhere
Aug 29, 2015 harleen toor
Aug 29, 2015 lynn maat since animals are at the kindness and mercy of humans we need to protect those who cannot speak but suffer in silence and pain . Please ensure strongly and leagally empower a national registry ASAP
Aug 29, 2015 Sandy Gilford
Aug 29, 2015 Midge Stilke Absolutely. Abuse to animals is criminal and those who abuse them should be held responsible. Time to protect our pets.
Aug 29, 2015 Sheila Norris

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