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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


Dec 2, 2016 Joyce Alexander As an animal lover, every time I hear another story of abuse at the hands of a repeat offender, it not only makes me angry and heartbroken, it makes me feel so inadequate. Like we let the abused animal down. Let's put a stop to this madness.
Dec 2, 2016 Margaret Vernon
Dec 2, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Dec 1, 2016 Susanne Collhas These people should never be allowed near animals again.
Dec 1, 2016 Pat Duncan
Dec 1, 2016 Alicia Smith-Hall
Dec 1, 2016 (Name not displayed) This is a no-brainer. It would assist greatly in preventing abuse of animals. Surprised our country doesn't already have it in place.
Dec 1, 2016 LILIANNE ROBERT
Dec 1, 2016 Beatrice Southwick Don't let them abuse more!
Dec 1, 2016 Lisa Wessel Why WOULDN'T there be such a thing?? Our laws are a joke, at least this might make some difference!
Dec 1, 2016 Teresa Hunt Animal abusers should have harsher sentences, advacote against animal cruelty intolerable
Dec 1, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Dec 1, 2016 Teresa Sims
Dec 1, 2016 Jen vonSchlieder
Dec 1, 2016 Sheryl du Preez
Nov 30, 2016 Chris C Please make this happen! Long overdue. Thank you.
Nov 30, 2016 Kathy Barton Its about time
Nov 30, 2016 IMOGENE MARTYN
Nov 30, 2016 Kara Piquet
Nov 30, 2016 Leslie Meade
Nov 30, 2016 Susan Jozwiak Please create a National Animal Abuser Registry to keep our animals & neighborhoods safe. Also, prosecute these people as felons and create a minimum of Five years to be served consecutively with no probation or early rel
Nov 30, 2016 Sandra Howell
Nov 30, 2016 Debra Gelman
Nov 29, 2016 Maeve Phipson
Nov 29, 2016 (Name not displayed) Please create a National Animal Abuser Registry to keep our animals & neighborhoods safe. Also, prosecute these people as felons and create a minimum of Five years to be served consecutively with no probation or early release for their heinous crime.
Nov 29, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Nov 29, 2016 LInda Pendleton
Nov 29, 2016 Linda Burgess
Nov 29, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Nov 29, 2016 Debbie Dibernardo
Nov 29, 2016 (Name not displayed) They need to be held accountable for abusing defenseless animals that depend on us for their care & survivial
Nov 29, 2016 Anne Maltbie
Nov 28, 2016 Goldie Antelman
Nov 28, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Nov 28, 2016 Dawn Young
Nov 28, 2016 Laura Workman
Nov 28, 2016 Stephen Patmore
Nov 27, 2016 Julie Haugen
Nov 27, 2016 Barb Boinest With all the good we are discovering that animals can do it is especially important now to protect them and give them a voice they don't currently have. An animal abuser needs to be recognized and held accountable for his/her/their actions.
Nov 27, 2016 Michele Huffman There absolutely should be a registry for animal abuse people. This is just as important as having a sex offender registry. The people who abuse animals are sick and mean; they need to be held accountable for their actions. Please enforce this.
Nov 26, 2016 Bonnie Dill Do anything to go after animal abusers. The FBI will hunt them down and make them sign to never owning or near an animal or own one. Stiff penalty for jail time.Treat animals like laws for humans. If sick people rape them, it is a rape case like a human.
Nov 26, 2016 Sandy Irish-Oien I think we should make it so that any person who has abused an animal should never have an opportunity to have another animal again.
Nov 26, 2016 brenda taylor
Nov 26, 2016 Lesa Bernstein
Nov 26, 2016 nicolas touzé
Nov 26, 2016 Deni Gereighty
Nov 25, 2016 Ana Albuquerque
Nov 25, 2016 Amy Meier
Nov 25, 2016 Theresa Weiss
Nov 25, 2016 Elaina Valzania Animal abusers are repeat offenders and need to be kept track of and not allowed near animals. Please make an animal abuse registry. Thank you.

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