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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: 147,373
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, 2015 Debra Cleary I support a national registry for animal abusers.
Jul 30, 2015 sharon mikawa
Jul 30, 2015 Kaley Massengale
Jul 30, 2015 (Name not displayed) needs to be done, should have long ago
Jul 30, 2015 Kelly Patterson Please help save lives!
Jul 30, 2015 Pamela D Wray I am founder of Safe Haven Dog Sanctuary, a part of my nonprofit, The Lighthouse for Recovery Ministries as well as a dog lover, owner and advocate. We need to keep track of any animal abuser, especially children who harm animals, for these are sociopath
Jul 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 30, 2015 Ellen Iskes
Jul 30, 2015 June Arnold
Jul 30, 2015 SALLY TOUCHET THEY SHOULD BE PLACED ON A REGISTRY NEVER ALLOWED TO HAVE AN ANIMAL OF ANY KIND NOR LIVE IN A FAMILY THAT HAS ONE. I THINK THEY ARE DEPLORABLE. ALSO ANIMAL HUNTERS THAT ARE ILLEGAL SUCH AS WHAT IS GOING ON NOW WITH CECIL SHOULD BE PROSECUTED
Jul 30, 2015 Sirpa Tuominen
Jul 29, 2015 Pamela Reich
Jul 29, 2015 Loretta E Beacon Animal abusers are beasts!! To hurt an innocent animal is beyond reason and this type of violence must be stopped!!!!
Jul 29, 2015 Grainne Gilespie
Jul 29, 2015 Lee Dixon
Jul 29, 2015 Allon Kassel
Jul 29, 2015 j k
Jul 29, 2015 sherry johnson
Jul 29, 2015 Sabrina Carey
Jul 29, 2015 Kathy Miller
Jul 29, 2015 Dorothy Huebner God gave us dominion over the animals to care for and love them, not abuse them.
Jul 29, 2015 Lindsey Brooks
Jul 29, 2015 Elisabeth Wouters
Jul 29, 2015 cynthia wedlund Pleas insure the safety of our children, and our pets!
Jul 29, 2015 MaryAnne Gareau Animal abuse in an indication of a deep-seated psychosis. Creating a registry has the potential of preventing FUTURE crimes by these people, as well as protecting innocent animals from falling into their hands. This is an important measure to consider.
Jul 29, 2015 Cheryl Carr Humans can be very cruel. Let's protect our animals and one another.
Jul 28, 2015 Stephanie Pierce The fact that we do not yet have a national registry astounds me. Please take steps to make this a reality. Thank you!
Jul 28, 2015 Liz Breeding Why hasn't this already been done?
Jul 28, 2015 Justin Wolff
Jul 28, 2015 Julia Wilhelm
Jul 28, 2015 Patricia Bechlitch
Jul 28, 2015 Maribel Lopez Protect our animals. They deserve love and our protection .
Jul 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 28, 2015 Patricia Fairchid
Jul 28, 2015 judy hawkins
Jul 28, 2015 Walter Schultz
Jul 28, 2015 Deborah Long Please help our furbabies please!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jul 28, 2015 Kristin Lehman We need a National animal abuser registry!
Jul 28, 2015 Kirsten Coeur
Jul 28, 2015 Maureen Kirkland
Jul 28, 2015 Liz Allmond PLEASE protact the helpless animals!
Jul 28, 2015 Joanne Haynes
Jul 28, 2015 Tommy Ivors Am sorry it took so long for animal abuse to be labeled a FELONY and names of those that cause harm to any animal needs to be posted on a national animal abuse registry to the world to see and prevent them from EVER adopting or owning another animal.
Jul 28, 2015 Peggy McQuillan
Jul 28, 2015 Richard Edmiston Animal abusers should be treated the same as child abusers. We get so much joy from our furry friends.
Jul 28, 2015 (Name not displayed) Save the animal
Jul 28, 2015 Michele Benzing
Jul 28, 2015 Tsu Shang Ko
Jul 28, 2015 sharon mcknight
Jul 28, 2015 Janet Hayes Abuse of any kind should not be tolerated! Animal abuse is usually the start of horren severe penalties for animal abusers! I believe in severe penalties for abusers of people and animals.

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