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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: 108,124
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 30, 2014 Laura Miller
Jul 30, 2014 (Name not displayed) I'm all for this. Please action in Canada as well!
Jul 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 30, 2014 Claudia Morian-Erat
Jul 30, 2014 Karolin Lund
Jul 29, 2014 Desiree Rodriguez
Jul 29, 2014 Heather Hawke
Jul 29, 2014 Gena Anderson We need to keep track of animal abusers for the sake of the innocent animals and children.
Jul 29, 2014 Julie Wilcox Lets stand up for all animals against cruel people
Jul 29, 2014 Sharon Landrum Please help
Jul 29, 2014 Colleen Kane-Vukovich
Jul 29, 2014 Ileana Perez
Jul 29, 2014 Brenda Garcia
Jul 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 29, 2014 Crystal Kintner
Jul 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 29, 2014 Darcy Grosjean
Jul 29, 2014 Lisa Boccia
Jul 29, 2014 Andy Leikam
Jul 29, 2014 Penny Slater
Jul 29, 2014 (Name not displayed) C
Jul 29, 2014 Kelly Meyer Animals need our voice to help them, please make it possible that the public are made aware of the animals abusers out there. There needs to be a registry ! We need more animal rights!!!
Jul 29, 2014 Rebecca White
Jul 29, 2014 Bo Rutjes
Jul 28, 2014 Susanne Brook They should be tortured and go to jail for the rest of their lives.
Jul 28, 2014 Barb Gray
Jul 28, 2014 Susan Wilder
Jul 28, 2014 Brenda Doman
Jul 28, 2014 Kim Orbell
Jul 28, 2014 Barbara Bailey Hope this would do some good. Treat them like they treat their pets. See how they like the cruelty and abuse.
Jul 28, 2014 Gaye Carleton
Jul 28, 2014 Staci schuck
Jul 28, 2014 gina bilwin CRUELTY OF ANIMALS IS NO LESS EXCUSABLE THAN CRUELTY TO HUMANS AN ANIMAL ABUSE PUBLIC REGISTRY IS THE LEAST YOU CAN DO THE LEAST WE CAN DO TO PROTECT THE ANIMALS, WILD AND DOMESTIC that would put Idaho, Wisconsin, Florida,etc etc on the list .....
Jul 28, 2014 Darcy Grosjean
Jul 28, 2014 Cathy Wilmot PLEASE !!! PLEASE !!! PLEASE !!!
Jul 28, 2014 Melissa Kauffman
Jul 28, 2014 Sarah Schultz
Jul 28, 2014 stacy mcgrady I really do think that animal abusers should hate to register, just like a sex offender has to register.
Jul 28, 2014 Michelle Gohier
Jul 27, 2014 AKIKO SAKAGUCHI
Jul 27, 2014 Athina Oettinger
Jul 27, 2014 Rose Hirko
Jul 27, 2014 Venessa Plaia
Jul 27, 2014 libby absher
Jul 27, 2014 Wanda Byrd Create a national animal abuse or register to keep our animals safe.
Jul 27, 2014 Nancy Holcomb
Jul 27, 2014 Tammy Reyna
Jul 27, 2014 sharon Barclay-Black
Jul 27, 2014 Jocelyne FAROUAULT
Jul 27, 2014 Claudia Moorman

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