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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: 125,000 Progress: 112,931
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


Sep 30, 2014 Denise Wolan
Sep 30, 2014 Robyn Owen Please, as a Sociology major I have seen studies on the coorealationship between animal an child abuse, this is an important tool is identifying and preventing abuse of all kinds. Thank you
Sep 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 30, 2014 Debbie Lape
Sep 30, 2014 lena athanassiou
Sep 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 30, 2014 (Name not displayed) They should have the same thing done to them that they did to the animal!!
Sep 30, 2014 Bette Sanders
Sep 30, 2014 Kathy McDonald
Sep 30, 2014 Joanne Linihan
Sep 30, 2014 Maren Miller
Sep 30, 2014 Tamara Asher Anyone who is an animal abuser is more than likely to abuse children too. Animals cannot speak for themselves and need our help.
Sep 30, 2014 charlotte fountain My family and I have adopted two abused dogs. What these precious creatures have been through in their short lives is heartbreaking and unnecessary. The abusers must be held responsible for their actions and kept from acquiring more animals.
Sep 30, 2014 Valerie Haskins
Sep 30, 2014 David Johnson
Sep 30, 2014 Kathy Greene We're making some progress for animals, but much more needs to be done to protect & care for them. This would be very helpful in possibly identifying these people who should be "marked".
Sep 30, 2014 Samantha Cacioppo
Sep 30, 2014 Debra Van Eerd
Sep 30, 2014 SUSAN SMITH PLEASE HELP THESE ANIMALS AND JAIL ANIMAL ABUSERS!!!
Sep 30, 2014 wanda osterbur
Sep 30, 2014 leslye soto
Sep 30, 2014 Michele Kijeski
Sep 30, 2014 laura novak violence toward innocent animals is cruel and should be prosecuted as such
Sep 30, 2014 Lynn Ridgway Harsher penalties and they MUST BE ENFORCED!!! I am tired of the laws being circumvented to allow these abusers (puppy mills come to mind) just moving on and doing it all over again.
Sep 30, 2014 Tyla Hiatt Animal abusers should not be allow to have animals and child abusers should not be allowed to have children..
Sep 30, 2014 Ellen OConnor
Sep 30, 2014 Debra Wells Those who abuse animals are mentally unstable and potentially dangerous to anything or anyone that is helpless. We, as creatures with choice and voice, need to stand up for those who can't help themselves. Let these people know we're watching them.
Sep 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 30, 2014 (Name not displayed) I do think that they should be registered so if they try to get another animal they can't.. They should be charged as a felon. And the public will know to protect there pets around them.
Sep 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 30, 2014 yvonne coffey
Sep 30, 2014 Cecelia Yinger Harsher penalties to abusers and public knowledge of those who cannot be trusted... never to leave an animal or child in these peoples care.
Sep 30, 2014 Linda Witcher It's the right thing to do to protect the animals who cannot speak for themselves!
Sep 30, 2014 patti hoover Animals are an important part of my life. Make abusers known to the public. Support animal abusers registry. PLEASE
Sep 30, 2014 Sylvia Martin
Sep 30, 2014 Alison Stack Skaluba
Sep 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 30, 2014 Sarah Grant
Sep 30, 2014 Kathy Snow
Sep 30, 2014 Owen Foizen
Sep 30, 2014 Terri Satterfield We need to be good stewards of the animal lives God has entrusted us with. There is NO excuse for animal cruelty.
Sep 30, 2014 Liz s.
Sep 30, 2014 Jacquie Albert Animal abusers are often child abusers. Cruelty is what we all need to be protected from.
Sep 30, 2014 Kathryn Loren Abusers are abusers...animal or human. It is a complete lack of respect for a living being. I would not want to live near one.
Sep 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 30, 2014 Crystal Polfliet
Sep 30, 2014 Lori Kirchmeier
Sep 30, 2014 Sheri Sazpansky As far as I am concerned animal abusers should be subjected to the same treatment they dish out to innocent animals the very least we can do is identify them to help protect our animals
Sep 30, 2014 Whitney Freeland

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