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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


Apr 28, 2016 Veronica LaTorres If an animal abuser lived in my neighborhood, or moved in, I'd Want To Know!
Apr 28, 2016 Jane Quinn
Apr 28, 2016 Cynthia Hilliard
Apr 28, 2016 lauren douglas
Apr 28, 2016 Janet Roberts Just because the "kids" we love are furry, doesn'the negate our right to know when to be careful with their safety. These are more than just pets! To most of us, they are more like family members or adopted kids. Help us keep them safe, please.
Apr 28, 2016 Sabrina Comstock It is well known that murderers often start out abusing animals. This registry would make sense and be valuable on many levels.
Apr 28, 2016 Jay Baum
Apr 28, 2016 Márcia Caetano
Apr 28, 2016 Kathleen Thomas
Apr 28, 2016 Marisol Ackerman
Apr 28, 2016 Dorothy Culp
Apr 28, 2016 Anne-Marie Sancho
Apr 28, 2016 Daniella MACOR
Apr 28, 2016 Laura Willey-LeRoy I feel strongly about this because I have pets and would want to know if an animal abuser lived near me!!!
Apr 28, 2016 Connie Carrington Animals are people too, help us keep them safe.
Apr 27, 2016 Mary Best The only way 2 help eliminate repeated animal abuse is 2 start keeping a list of these offenders as a way of saying the public is watching & were unwilling 2 let this abuse continue.
Apr 27, 2016 Janet McDaniel
Apr 27, 2016 Katy Gabriel Katerina
Apr 27, 2016 dianne Dungay This registry is way over due. It IS absolutely necessary! I beg of you, push this through.
Apr 27, 2016 Amy Elepano
Apr 27, 2016 pauline gatenby
Apr 27, 2016 William Weaver
Apr 27, 2016 Karen Wolf
Apr 27, 2016 Beth Suhr
Apr 27, 2016 Gayle Bannis This is important for the safety of all animals. This kind of abuse leads to human abuse.
Apr 26, 2016 susan closson
Apr 26, 2016 Melody Palmer I have heard that torturing animals is a pre-curser to serial killing
Apr 26, 2016 Ellen Yunker
Apr 26, 2016 KATHY FORBES It is a must to have a national animal abuse registry. Everyone needs to know that strict punishment is there if needed. Please help the precious animals. They don't deserve to be mistreated or abused.
Apr 26, 2016 jean john
Apr 26, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 26, 2016 joan aarstad
Apr 26, 2016 Charlene Novak Please create this registry! This will help shelters in their adoption screening process, & allow authorities to more quickly take action in animal cruelty cases.
Apr 26, 2016 KRYSTAL YOUNG
Apr 25, 2016 Susan Prewitt
Apr 25, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 25, 2016 Milla Schmidt
Apr 25, 2016 Alisha Allen
Apr 25, 2016 Jen Grout
Apr 25, 2016 Audia Zarate
Apr 25, 2016 Monika Pellegrini
Apr 25, 2016 Bernadette Berezowski This is such a wonderful idea, and ABSOLUTELY MUST BE DONE!!!!! One of the first to be on this list should be the guy that shot the horse with 130 paint balls at close range!
Apr 25, 2016 Tomislav Cutic
Apr 24, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 24, 2016 Carole Kubik
Apr 24, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 24, 2016 Jackie Andersen I think this is the best idea I have ever heard! It is awesome even! These sadistic 'people' deserve at LEAST that!
Apr 24, 2016 Carolyn Sharpless
Apr 24, 2016 Patricia Costa This registry is LONG overdue !! Please make it possible for these animal abusers to be kept track of.
Apr 24, 2016 Алексей Жезлов

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