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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: 151,211
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

Oct 13, 2015 Susan Ponchot
Oct 13, 2015 Hazel Blumberg-McKee There is a child abuser registry, and there should also be an animal abuser registry. No animal should have to endure the cruelty of animal abusers. And these abusers will not stop with animals; they will move on to people, as well.
Oct 13, 2015 Connie Katterjohn
Oct 13, 2015 M G Our companions, as well as all animals, deserve greater protection. I think this is a good step in the right direction. Please ACT to help protect innocent animals from being habitually abused. It is your obligation. Thank you.
Oct 13, 2015 Cyndra Fye The animals of this nation deserve protection, just as people do. We MUST track the sick individuals, and the businesses, that perform abuse against innocent creatures and try to curtail these horrible practices.
Oct 13, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 13, 2015 brad cox
Oct 13, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 13, 2015 Patti Kim
Oct 13, 2015 (Name not displayed) I support the registry. People who abuse animals often abuse children or spouses. It is critical that the public have this information.
Oct 12, 2015 Patricia Blakeston I fully support an animal registry for people who commit acts of cruelty against animals, and the FBI moving animal abuse to a category A for far more serious crimes is definitely a step in the right direction , i hope the UK government will follow this .
Oct 12, 2015 Audrey Stanley
Oct 12, 2015 Heidi Walter
Oct 12, 2015 Lisa Murzin Please create a public registry for animal abusers NOW! Anyone who abuses animals is twice as likely to abuse small children and women! It is a well known fact that psychotic behavior shows itself in children that abuse living creatures! Help stop it NOW!
Oct 12, 2015 Jim Hampton
Oct 12, 2015 Triston McLaughlin
Oct 12, 2015 Susan Schutt
Oct 12, 2015 (Name not displayed) People who abuse animals should face jail time and be put on an abuse registry so hopefully they will never have a pet in their care again.
Oct 12, 2015 (Name not displayed) Animals are helpless and defenseless and when we choose to adopt them we have a moral obligation for decent care. If we do not give them decent care wne should face legal consequences and be put on an abuse registry.
Oct 12, 2015 Elisa Dunivent There needs to be done more to punish these heartless monsters. Maybe then they would stop torturing and killing these innocent animals.
Oct 12, 2015 renee schoenbrun
Oct 12, 2015 Mark Smith Keep the animals safe from the abusers.
Oct 12, 2015 martin walls
Oct 12, 2015 Kim DelMonico
Oct 12, 2015 Orva M Gullett
Oct 12, 2015 Mary Heaven
Oct 12, 2015 Kelly Becraft Yes yes
Oct 12, 2015 Donna Bernick It's about time!
Oct 12, 2015 leung tsz kwong
Oct 12, 2015 Debbie Gardo
Oct 12, 2015 Kelley Beyer
Oct 12, 2015 (Name not displayed) Long overdue. While people research and debate and vote, animals continue to suffer and die. Would it take this long if we were talking about children?
Oct 12, 2015 karen norris
Oct 12, 2015 Linda Cypert
Oct 12, 2015 Heather Gage
Oct 12, 2015 Janice Singer
Oct 12, 2015 (Name not displayed) This is something that should never have had to come to this level. What kind of a country are we that abuse towards animals is acceptable? It is so wrong.
Oct 12, 2015 Joy Kazarian
Oct 12, 2015 (Name not displayed) I support this FBI registry to track animal abuse!
Oct 12, 2015 GERALD HALL Our animals need as much support as we can give, we are letting them and ourselves down. Animal abusers are child abusers and commit horrendous crimes against us all.
Oct 12, 2015 terI gow
Oct 12, 2015 Melissa Clapp
Oct 12, 2015 kathy reed This is the best idea I've heard in a long time! Some people don't need to own pets! I see it all of the time, and see it on the news. there is no sense for anyone hurting animals. I think there should strict jail time too!
Oct 12, 2015 Wiebke Dumrath
Oct 12, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 12, 2015 susan sullivan
Oct 12, 2015 Donna Erickson
Oct 12, 2015 Christina Kovacs
Oct 11, 2015 ruth ferguson

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