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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: 116,949
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


Nov 27, 2014 Anastasia Lamers
Nov 27, 2014 adéla vaculová
Nov 27, 2014 sylvie Robin
Nov 26, 2014 diana Parker would also be very important for rescue groups and adoption shelters--they would have another tool for screening potential adopters.
Nov 26, 2014 Kayo Christy
Nov 26, 2014 Emily Tenaglia
Nov 26, 2014 Tina Frier
Nov 26, 2014 Gisselle Herrejon
Nov 26, 2014 Kandy Chewning
Nov 26, 2014 dorcas lewis
Nov 26, 2014 Ashley Wentzel
Nov 26, 2014 Christina Sabella
Nov 26, 2014 (Name not displayed) Protect all of God's creatures and make sure these abusers are accountable
Nov 26, 2014 Sharon Harris
Nov 26, 2014 Wendy Messenger
Nov 26, 2014 Cathy Schulz Please implement this to protect animals
Nov 26, 2014 Sonia Casey Please make a list registration for animal abusers , ABUSE is not acceptable because its a CRIME.
Nov 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 25, 2014 Charissa white
Nov 25, 2014 Michelle Shultz
Nov 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 25, 2014 Mickie Peters There should have been one of these registries established a long time ago.
Nov 25, 2014 Rhonda Garrow
Nov 25, 2014 Norma Murray
Nov 25, 2014 sheila mahoney
Nov 24, 2014 Tanisha Braziel
Nov 24, 2014 Gia Garbarczyk
Nov 24, 2014 Elena Sorensen
Nov 24, 2014 Melissa West
Nov 24, 2014 Candice Armstrong
Nov 24, 2014 Sevda Karagedik
Nov 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 23, 2014 christa pellikaan
Nov 23, 2014 (Name not displayed) Having a public registry of known animal abusers would be a great way to protect animals in shelters, pet shops and so on from ending up in situations that they should NEVER be in!
Nov 23, 2014 Noey Gonzales
Nov 23, 2014 Victor Nahmias
Nov 23, 2014 M BR
Nov 22, 2014 Lisa Jansen Humans of any & all ages deserve to be prosecuted & put on a registry for animal abuse.. Please make this happen!
Nov 22, 2014 penny straight
Nov 22, 2014 Maribel Ortega
Nov 22, 2014 Olivia Petty I whole heartedly support this and agree that the USDA should have this registry! That way it can also prevent animal abusers from adopting again. I have several animals that I let outdoors often, I want to know if there was a known animal abuser nearby.
Nov 22, 2014 Olivia Petty
Nov 22, 2014 mel cameron
Nov 22, 2014 Olivia Petty
Nov 22, 2014 Florencia Ferrero Motta
Nov 22, 2014 Sherry Thomas
Nov 21, 2014 Ashley Malave
Nov 21, 2014 Valery Allison
Nov 21, 2014 Chris Garmon
Nov 21, 2014 Jaime Swain

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