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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: 129,601
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


May 5, 2015 Melanie Young
May 5, 2015 Christine Mickels We need an animal abusers registry set up to protect animals.
May 5, 2015 eleanor caudill
May 5, 2015 A L.
May 5, 2015 Lynne Popadak Way, way past due...Please act swiftly in enacting this much-needed change.
May 5, 2015 Paula Rojas
May 5, 2015 Eileen King
May 5, 2015 Aleksandra Stefanova
May 5, 2015 Grady Powell it has already been proven that people who abuse animals will also abuse people too. it's in their genes. we need to know who these people are and get a registry on them and maybe we can get a hold on the situation.
May 5, 2015 michelle jones
May 5, 2015 JODIE FITE YES, I THINK A REGISTRY WOULD BE GOOD SO THAT PEOPLE IN NEIGHBORHOODS CAN KEEP AN EYE ON PAST ABUSERS.
May 5, 2015 Kim Davis Anyone who abuses animals, children or the elderly should be made to register so they can never be allowed to have a pet, a child or care for an elderly relative.
May 5, 2015 mary krance
May 5, 2015 Katie Byrne
May 5, 2015 Diana St. Onge Anyone that can abuse animals is capable of unspeakable horrors against all of man/animal kind. These people (animals) deserve no rights of privacy of any kind. We should all be aware of the monsters in our midst.
May 5, 2015 marion porter Cause pain and suffering so unfairly, whomever does deserves to humiliation and much worse. Live and let live.
May 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 5, 2015 Debi Bassitt
May 5, 2015 Damien Kodner
May 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 5, 2015 Bonnie Amaris If someone is cruel enough to abuse a helpless animal than they are even more dangerous to other humans. These individuals should be on a registry just like sex offenders. It's time we start protecting our pets with the respect that they deserve.
May 5, 2015 (Name not displayed) Stop the abuse!!
May 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 5, 2015 Cynthia Narkoff For ALL states !!
May 4, 2015 Myrna Blanchette This is LONG overdue! There need to be less fines with more and harsher punishments for those that harm those that cannot defend themselves - animals, children, elderly.
May 4, 2015 Sharon Martin
May 4, 2015 Lorrell Louchard
May 4, 2015 Rose Huebner
May 4, 2015 christine kissamis
May 4, 2015 Jami Sousa Please start treating the Abusers just like you would do to for a Human abuse case.
May 4, 2015 Vilma Wood Dear Mr. Thomas Vilsack, Please spend a day in an animal shelter (any animal shelter) and when an hour has passed (or even less), I'm sure you'll have no hesitation to push for the creation of this registry or any other law punishing animal abusers.
May 4, 2015 Dena Durand Because this is very much needed, too much animal abuse going on that is not necessary and WE are their voice!
May 4, 2015 carleen rosenau
May 4, 2015 Martine Henry
May 4, 2015 cornelia leyva
May 4, 2015 Michelle McCaulley
May 4, 2015 Margaret Purdy Pleae create and enforce a law to register animal abusers. They should not be allowed to be near animals.
May 4, 2015 Traci Wolf There should be a registry so many people abuse animals and continue to get more. They suffer very little jailtime, and some none at all. This should be just like a registry for sex offenders.
May 4, 2015 carole gaburro
May 4, 2015 Adonnis Goldstein This is at least a start. Animal abusers should have to be put through and forced to live just like they did to these poor animals.
May 3, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 3, 2015 Lesleigh Owen
May 3, 2015 chris martino
May 3, 2015 sharon blandi Abusing an innocent animal is no different than abusing a child. All abusers should be prosecuted, arrested and made public so those of us cleaning up their mess will be protected and forewarned.
May 3, 2015 Samuel Davis
May 3, 2015 Mitchell Mumma It has been established that a link between animal abusers and perpetrators of violent crimes against people exists. So in a manner of speaking this registry may aid in the early detection of violence against people. Seems like a win - win to me.
May 3, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please keep animals safe and create this registry!
May 3, 2015 Gayle Hyde
May 3, 2015 bernie politowska
May 3, 2015 Karen Crapps

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