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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: 147,955
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


Aug 28, 2015 Dianne Foldvik
Aug 28, 2015 Melissa McCracken
Aug 28, 2015 Emily Hanson
Aug 28, 2015 sylvie tellier
Aug 28, 2015 John Petteford
Aug 28, 2015 Michael Forshee This needs to happen.
Aug 28, 2015 (Name not displayed) I think would be a wonderful idea and they should never be allowed to have another animal.
Aug 28, 2015 anita vd berge Ja maak hun naam bekent en zorg dat ze nooit meer dieren mogen hebben dierenbeulen
Aug 28, 2015 (Name not displayed) Animal abuse is child abuse.. For those that don't have children, their animals are their children. They deserve to be safe also..
Aug 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 28, 2015 Anja Von Gesjen Since for whatever reason, animal cruelty does not have massive fines attached that would really deter an. Abuse- a registry would actually deter people (imagine if your landlord knew about your cruel side business on their property)...
Aug 28, 2015 Lenora Rhumm
Aug 28, 2015 Shirley Jeboult
Aug 28, 2015 Jay Yospa There should be safeguards so these people can't adopt or purchase animals from reputable breeders.
Aug 28, 2015 Kent Farber
Aug 28, 2015 Janine Schwartz
Aug 28, 2015 Amanda Torres
Aug 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 28, 2015 Jennifer Rankin
Aug 27, 2015 Jillyanne Downs
Aug 27, 2015 Melanie Angelloz
Aug 27, 2015 Christa Elliott
Aug 27, 2015 robin may
Aug 27, 2015 Brenda Pemberton
Aug 27, 2015 gwen poppins
Aug 27, 2015 Kathy Rollefson
Aug 27, 2015 Brenda Zaim
Aug 27, 2015 Luz Pusec
Aug 27, 2015 kayla martinolich
Aug 27, 2015 Maryann kulbusauskas Please make this national registry to protect. I work in Domestic Violence and I can tell you that animal abusers do NOT stop with the animals. They turn that violence on people. It is usually on their wife and children.Thank You
Aug 27, 2015 Jessica Slade I would personally appreciate this as a resource, much like the child abuser registry, as a responsible pet owner and a mother of 2 young children.
Aug 27, 2015 Nancy Collins
Aug 27, 2015 Judie Pallini
Aug 27, 2015 Kristine Thompson
Aug 27, 2015 Janet Lynch Aside for the obvious humane need for a national registry of animal abusers, there is also a crying public health and safety need, as it is well established that those who abuse non-human animals are likely to abuse other humans as well.
Aug 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 27, 2015 Angels Puig
Aug 27, 2015 jacqueline libby delasso I am all for this, so sick of seeing and hearing how these sick people get a way with horrific abuse and and are allowed to get more pets, the last one I heard about was people using kittens and puppies for bait for deep sea fishing how is this allowed
Aug 27, 2015 adrienne wink
Aug 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 27, 2015 debi gray
Aug 27, 2015 Milene Lima
Aug 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 26, 2015 Rhonda Spencer Why hasn't the government taken care of this. It should have been done a long time ago. How can we keep animals protected when we can't keep the animals out of the abusers hands? This must change and change now.
Aug 26, 2015 Lusia Yosefa Dwiyana
Aug 26, 2015 Justin Wiley I think this is a great idea!
Aug 26, 2015 Melissa Mitchell
Aug 26, 2015 A. Elissen
Aug 26, 2015 Mary Wacker

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