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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: 150,000 Progress: 122,364
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


Dec 26, 2014 (Name not displayed) I am appalled that there isn't a registry already. With the kind of stories we hear, the abuse and neglect seen much too often, these beautiful creatures deserve a voice. Help us give them that voice. Tell people it's NOT okay to treat animals this way.
Dec 26, 2014 Christine Zanassi
Dec 26, 2014 Terry Peterson
Dec 26, 2014 Sharon Sidoti
Dec 26, 2014 Helen Fernandez
Dec 26, 2014 sheryl garavito
Dec 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 26, 2014 Julie Heath
Dec 26, 2014 Margaret Korshoj Absolutely necessary but only as good as it is utilized by shelters, breeders, and those who continue to sell or give away.
Dec 26, 2014 tatiana cerro
Dec 26, 2014 lisa figura I agree hundred and ten percent
Dec 26, 2014 paige ortmeyer
Dec 26, 2014 Pamela Worley
Dec 26, 2014 Andrew Becker
Dec 26, 2014 Lisa Palmer
Dec 26, 2014 Cindy Bakow Absolutely this should be done; afterall, abusers begin by abusing the least defensive creatures and work their way up to children, women and the elderly!
Dec 26, 2014 Jeremy Surprenant
Dec 26, 2014 mary dreeszen Please vote for and enforce an animal abuse registry! The animals need a voice that is heard to protect them!
Dec 26, 2014 Darla Arreola
Dec 26, 2014 Susan Lee Yes we should & they should be held accountabls for their actions.
Dec 26, 2014 Gail Sierra
Dec 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 26, 2014 Laura Fuka
Dec 26, 2014 Marilyn Ramo
Dec 26, 2014 Danielle Hammond
Dec 26, 2014 Leslie Murillo
Dec 26, 2014 Tamara Bradshaw And very large Fines!
Dec 26, 2014 Kelly Locke
Dec 26, 2014 Stacy Stafford
Dec 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 26, 2014 Ange Brown People who do these atrocities to defenseless and often loyal animals should not be allowed to have the right to own an animal
Dec 26, 2014 meg reddall
Dec 26, 2014 Elyssa Antonelle People who hurt animals are the scum of the earth and should be called out for it!!!!
Dec 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 26, 2014 (Name not displayed) They are no better than child molesters, so why shouldn't there be a list of people who are animal abusers!!
Dec 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 26, 2014 Kim Compton
Dec 26, 2014 Renee Nash Great idea - they need to be held accountable and animals need to be protected!
Dec 26, 2014 John Hikes
Dec 26, 2014 (Name not displayed) There should be stronger criminal laws and penalties regarding animal abuse as well.
Dec 26, 2014 joyce tiller all god's creatures are precious loven sweet and have the right to be treated with love.so yes do all you can do to save them.
Dec 26, 2014 Veronica Bergervoet Animals are living things too and they can and do love as strong as humans, even stronger. Animals are highly underestimated for their capabilities and NO animal should ever suffer or put up with abuse.
Dec 26, 2014 Kelly Matson
Dec 26, 2014 Brittany Hall Animals welfare are our responsibility, we created pets, so we should take care of them.
Dec 26, 2014 Jacqueline Tierney
Dec 26, 2014 Julie Park best Best idea I have seen all year! This list is needed as much as sex offenders list!
Dec 26, 2014 heather rahr
Dec 26, 2014 Rosanna Sanseverino a national registry is a must to protect these innocent animals from abuse. Making sure they NEVER DO IT AGAIN
Dec 26, 2014 Chloe Tessmann
Dec 26, 2014 heather jewell

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