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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


May 29, 2016 Mrs_Marty_ Mathieson
May 29, 2016 Theresa LaFata-White
May 29, 2016 (Name not displayed) Ban them from ever adopt or having another animals if possible as well.
May 29, 2016 Cheryl Hay
May 29, 2016 Suzanne Vaughan Please help keep animals safe!
May 29, 2016 Judith Parris This is very necessary to keep future animal abusers from obtaining more animals.
May 28, 2016 Betty Alspaugh
May 28, 2016 Lee Hamilton
May 28, 2016 (Name not displayed) an animal abuser registry is very important and necessary I would like to help out
May 28, 2016 michee rose
May 28, 2016 Marianne Clyne
May 28, 2016 Richie Fussell
May 28, 2016 (Name not displayed) LET'S SEE SOME MEN'S NAMES ON THIS PETITION. I KNOW THEY LOVE ANIMALS TOO!
May 27, 2016 Thea Stevens
May 27, 2016 Nathasha Pires
May 27, 2016 PATRICIA DEVORE PLEASE JUST TELL ME WHAT I"" CAN DO!!! LYN DEVORE!!!
May 27, 2016 Victoria Mulvaney There should be no reason to no list Animal Abusers on a National Registry. This would only increase revenue for the States and government. PLUS it' save the lives animals & make sure only those that truly love animals are have them in their custody!!
May 27, 2016 Lori Howard
May 27, 2016 Dawn Mcbee
May 27, 2016 Aggie Parish
May 27, 2016 sharon gallup in the beginning we are all the same. in the first trimster we all (animals and humans) start life the same. we start with cells, cells develop ect. a life is a life no matter what form all life comes in. The ten commandments state "Thou shall not kill"
May 27, 2016 Rosemary Nichols People who start out abusing animals frequently graduate to people. If not for their own inherent worth, we need to know who these people are who abuse our fellow creatures.
May 27, 2016 Lucy Kelly
May 27, 2016 Gisele Rodrigues
May 27, 2016 Lucy Peden
May 27, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 27, 2016 Ricardo Muniz
May 27, 2016 Jennifer Wilson
May 27, 2016 Annette Benton
May 27, 2016 Jennifer Hatch
May 27, 2016 MIchelle Boswell
May 27, 2016 Gail Gray - Habig We NEED this so we don't give an animal to the wrong person...
May 27, 2016 Christine Brothers The end of violence against others, starts with ending violence against the defenseless animals.
May 27, 2016 Lauren Lowry
May 27, 2016 grazyna witkowska
May 27, 2016 Melba Lajara they are repeat offenders and prey on shelter dogs!!
May 27, 2016 Brandy Rose I have sent several letters to Congress and get pathetic garbage responses back. This needs to be put into action! !
May 27, 2016 Beth Nordmeyer
May 26, 2016 Elizabeth Sutro Animal abusers escalate.
May 26, 2016 Zoe Stergiannis
May 26, 2016 Eva Stapleton
May 26, 2016 Amanda Bradfield
May 26, 2016 michelle stara
May 26, 2016 Karen Jenkins It is a known fact that people that can abuse an innocent animal can direct that anger on people. Keep your pets, children and yourself safe!
May 26, 2016 bonnie anderson
May 26, 2016 Leigh Birch
May 26, 2016 Patricia Barber Even if you do not think animals deserve the same respect as humans know that abusers do not respect life at all.
May 26, 2016 Patti Evans Long over due!!
May 26, 2016 Izabela Waller
May 25, 2016 Renee Woodman Make it a FELONY!!!

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