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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: 146,226
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 6, 2015 Antonio Elias Firmino Ferreira
Jul 6, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 6, 2015 Melanie MacKerron
Jul 6, 2015 Margaret Elkins This should include pets and livestock. They all should be treated humanely.
Jul 6, 2015 Linda Probeck Please help stop abuse.
Jul 6, 2015 Patricia Pernell
Jul 6, 2015 Louise Pisano Simone
Jul 6, 2015 mary pasanen
Jul 6, 2015 amy sloan
Jul 5, 2015 Sherry Cranford
Jul 5, 2015 dawn michaels I know animal abuse is wrong, but why wait til jan 2016 to make it an offense?
Jul 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 5, 2015 teresa nigro Please help keep our precious animals safe from abusive people! Animals are a gift from God.
Jul 5, 2015 Jane Novorro
Jul 5, 2015 Kari Tuttle Please help keep abusers exposed. Exposure may help reduce abuse.
Jul 5, 2015 Carol Burke
Jul 5, 2015 Candace McClure There needs to be more JUSTICE for animals, especially pets.
Jul 5, 2015 Donna Dolan
Jul 5, 2015 Jaye Catalano
Jul 4, 2015 Elsa Mery Soto
Jul 4, 2015 Judy Harding
Jul 4, 2015 (Name not displayed) i think this is a great idea and it should be implemented asap
Jul 4, 2015 (Name not displayed) Don't allow animal abusers, it will cut back on future child and adult abusers.
Jul 4, 2015 Susan Blomander
Jul 4, 2015 Loreto Elena Fillat de Acosta
Jul 4, 2015 K A
Jul 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 4, 2015 joos branders
Jul 4, 2015 parry donze
Jul 4, 2015 Trish Lilley Animal abusers should be treated the same as child abusers because ALL life is precious!!
Jul 4, 2015 Marta Chavez Please help us stop animal abusers from preying on the helpless animals we love so much. If not for their innocent lives but also consider the proven fact that many sadistic serial killers start off by brutalizing animals first.
Jul 4, 2015 Nadine Brundage
Jul 4, 2015 Barbara Avallon
Jul 4, 2015 Betty Leonard Please put this info law, a person that has abused an animal can go to a shelter or any place else, and get another just to abuse this animal. We need to start protecting our animals They are a precious gift from God.
Jul 4, 2015 PRINCESS PARCHUKE
Jul 4, 2015 Jade Myers
Jul 4, 2015 Mandy Korall
Jul 4, 2015 karen crockett absolutely! A registry is necessary, we need to know where the abusers of children are AND we need to know where the abusers of animals are!
Jul 4, 2015 Carmen Stigen
Jul 3, 2015 HarloweRayne Thunderword - Cohen
Jul 3, 2015 Marla Podesta
Jul 3, 2015 Diana Breeze Finally! It's about time to see animal abuse as more than a misdemeanor. I have long believed it should be a felony! Once an animal abuser, then the next will be a child or person! EXPOSE THEM. Thank you for bringing this to the public!
Jul 3, 2015 Beatrix Janek-Oefelein
Jul 3, 2015 Stacy Mosca
Jul 3, 2015 Lorrraine Gregoire
Jul 3, 2015 (Name not displayed) I am so thankful to see something can be done to prevent animal abuse. It is so heartbreaking
Jul 3, 2015 P Mallamo
Jul 3, 2015 k Sheflin
Jul 3, 2015 diane jensen
Jul 3, 2015 carolyn Bryant

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