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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: 110,885
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


Sep 20, 2014 sam chiecchi
Sep 20, 2014 denise tock we must protect the animals we share this planet with just as we must protect our children from the human animals that would do them harm our worth will be measured in how we treat our most vulnerable members
Sep 20, 2014 D.H. Raper
Sep 20, 2014 Christina Gonzales
Sep 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 20, 2014 Sheryl Bloom
Sep 20, 2014 (Name not displayed) This registry can't come quick enough. Anyone who is cruel to any animal should be jailed ( 20 years ). PLEASE HELP GIVE THE ANIMALS A VOICE.......
Sep 20, 2014 Christina Ploggee
Sep 20, 2014 Liz Piercey
Sep 20, 2014 (Name not displayed) I believe its a very good idea to have an Animal Abuse Registry, so that we can protect our animals in the same way we protect our children, as they need protection also ! This would also prevent these people from obtaining more animals to abuse !
Sep 19, 2014 Eve Montagna
Sep 19, 2014 Ashley Avent
Sep 19, 2014 Lori Caviasco Something has to be done!! NOW!
Sep 19, 2014 Ann Cherry
Sep 19, 2014 erin drescher
Sep 19, 2014 Starr Averitt
Sep 19, 2014 Mary Keating We need to create this registry, without it individuals that abuse will continue doing so.
Sep 19, 2014 Karen Rogers
Sep 19, 2014 JUDY MORIARTEY
Sep 19, 2014 Heidi McNeill
Sep 19, 2014 Shirley Vinolas
Sep 19, 2014 Kristin Montgomery
Sep 18, 2014 Tammy Vaughan
Sep 18, 2014 Dana Fortson
Sep 18, 2014 Taylor McKern
Sep 18, 2014 Marie Lyons
Sep 18, 2014 Debra McDaniel Best idea ever. Implement it and actually enforce it. Nobody who abuses an animal should be allowed to own one ever. Besides, research shows animal abusers are just working their way up the food chain. Best not to let them get started.
Sep 18, 2014 Fabian Nunn
Sep 18, 2014 Ben Jackson Yes create this
Sep 18, 2014 Richard Ski God made all sentient beings. Some more than others. Pet's don't judge. Please help the helpless.
Sep 18, 2014 Nichole Hauss We need to protect the defenseless!
Sep 18, 2014 Michelle Liston
Sep 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 18, 2014 Michele Keene
Sep 18, 2014 Rebecca Fuhremann
Sep 18, 2014 Alice McCarthy
Sep 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 18, 2014 Roxann Robbins
Sep 18, 2014 David Morres
Sep 18, 2014 Diane White
Sep 18, 2014 Whitney Malcom
Sep 18, 2014 Kim Allen Should be a "no brainer". Why is it so hard for us to do the right thing to protect these poor creatures from disgusting human behavior? I just don't get it.
Sep 18, 2014 Gino Tarabotto
Sep 18, 2014 Melinda Stout Just because animals can't speak, doesn't mean their life is worth less than a human's life.
Sep 18, 2014 Sharon Howe Please add my name to this. I believe abuse of animals indicates a lack of respect for life that leads to abuse of weaker human beings. A horrible but accurate predicter of future crimes against humanity.
Sep 18, 2014 Kerry Himmel
Sep 17, 2014 Sandeepa Bhambri All Animal Abusers must be punished !
Sep 17, 2014 Mary McGovern
Sep 17, 2014 Kristen Mangels
Sep 17, 2014 Sheila Grady Harming animals is often a precursor to harming people. Once one violates one taboo it is easy to violate others.

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