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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: 110,109
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 1, 2014 Joann Helsom
Sep 1, 2014 Andrea Bourguignon
Sep 1, 2014 (Name not displayed) Animal abusers are no different than child abusers.
Sep 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 1, 2014 Janice Drake
Sep 1, 2014 Cecile Schmidt
Sep 1, 2014 Jennifer Greenhalgh
Sep 1, 2014 Linda Baker
Sep 1, 2014 yvonne ostby All rescue organization can reference the list of abusers so dogs or cats are not in danger when adopted.
Sep 1, 2014 Lauren Kruse
Sep 1, 2014 AMy Holderness
Sep 1, 2014 Kittie Javitz If I need to place a dog into a safe and loving home there are only so many things that can be done to ensure that. But how do I know if this person is an abuser? Would you want to adopt your child to them? We are these animal voices and they depend on us
Sep 1, 2014 Steph Purvis End Animal Abuse of any kind....
Sep 1, 2014 Mandy York
Sep 1, 2014 Linda Lankenau Lets stop animal abuse NOW!
Sep 1, 2014 Brenna Bailey
Sep 1, 2014 Ida Harpet
Sep 1, 2014 cheryl peterie
Sep 1, 2014 delia aquino We can do this!
Aug 31, 2014 (Name not displayed) Its time to have some discipline for this so please start this and enforce it.
Aug 31, 2014 Ashley Gruter
Aug 31, 2014 Lori Leibensperger Come on Tom-DO RIGHT BY THE SUFFERING ANIMALS AND CREATE THIS REGISTRY!!!
Aug 31, 2014 Prue Stevenson
Aug 31, 2014 LaRissa Tidwell
Aug 31, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 31, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 31, 2014 Debbie Piacquadio
Aug 31, 2014 Rebecca Evitts
Aug 31, 2014 Luz Aude It's about time. We need to protect those who cannot speak for themselves.
Aug 31, 2014 fostina uelmen
Aug 31, 2014 Heather Gochenaur
Aug 31, 2014 (Name not displayed) There's a special place in hell for people that abuse animals!!!!!!!
Aug 31, 2014 Beverly Stone We need to know who these people are!
Aug 31, 2014 Marlene Dunton
Aug 31, 2014 tabatha davis
Aug 31, 2014 Lori Wenzel
Aug 31, 2014 Suzanne McClain
Aug 31, 2014 Cindy Grove
Aug 31, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 31, 2014 Joseph Barnett
Aug 31, 2014 Brandy Concannon
Aug 31, 2014 sandy hess
Aug 31, 2014 Mary Alexander I'm all for this!! Animals should be protected!
Aug 31, 2014 (Name not displayed) Animals are family not victims!
Aug 31, 2014 Barb Sweet
Aug 31, 2014 (Name not displayed) Child abusers begin by torturing animals--need a precursor to the child abuse registry to aid in the protection of humans.
Aug 31, 2014 Roberto Sanchez
Aug 31, 2014 Sol Carro
Aug 31, 2014 Kim Samms Because animal abuse is one step away from child abuse!
Aug 31, 2014 Celina rubio This would help us be aware of person /persons in our nieghborhood that may be harming animals . Such as child abusers if you see a man with a child he may be mistaken for a family member unless we are given the proper information.

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