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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: 146,247
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 7, 2015 Carol Landsberg Please create a registry so these monsters can be publicly tracked from one place to another. It will also help identify potential child abusers.
Jul 7, 2015 Jessica Tarki
Jul 7, 2015 Shelley Rollins
Jul 7, 2015 Melissa Housden
Jul 7, 2015 Judy Harris I wish people who abuse animals would be punished in the same manner in which they abused animals. Abusers and others who don't realize animals feel pain, suffering and emotions just like humans do need to know and understand this.
Jul 7, 2015 Joanne Ouellette this is something that should have been in effect since man had laws.
Jul 7, 2015 suzanne hutter
Jul 7, 2015 Judith McHugh
Jul 7, 2015 Corinna Borkert
Jul 7, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 7, 2015 Jose Medina
Jul 6, 2015 Jeanie Proctor Please make this a crime Jeanie Proctor
Jul 6, 2015 Nancy Demas Please protect animals that are looking to all of us to love and cherish them. Treat them as you do our children; they depend on us. It is up to YOU to help them!
Jul 6, 2015 Ilene Beninson any abuser should be on a registry so all are aware!
Jul 6, 2015 (Name not displayed) It is a fact that people who abuse animals are capable and often escalate to abuse people. One never knows when or who will be their first victim including other animal but awareness of these abusers will provide some advance warning to the community!
Jul 6, 2015 Bryan Shaffer
Jul 6, 2015 Kenn Lyon
Jul 6, 2015 Ellen Smith PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE help us keep all animals safe in our community.
Jul 6, 2015 Andee Hale
Jul 6, 2015 Josh Vilt
Jul 6, 2015 Tiffany Coleman
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

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