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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


Aug 28, 2016 Tracey Van Leuven
Aug 28, 2016 Odette Rossi This registry is an excellent idea and should be put into effect. Animal abuse and human abuse are very closely related (I know from my work with domestic violence victims). Please seriously consider.
Aug 28, 2016 Emily Willis
Aug 27, 2016 sarah anspaugh
Aug 27, 2016 Michelle Contois
Aug 27, 2016 Michael McKinnon
Aug 27, 2016 Lisa Walker
Aug 27, 2016 Carole Ingram This is way over do. Animals need protection even more than children. Who can they tell?
Aug 27, 2016 Wilhelmina Oshel If we don't get laws to protect animals, people will continue to abuse and kill animals.
Aug 27, 2016 Carla Horn This should have been done a long time ago. The human race is in the sewer and keeps sinking deeper every day.
Aug 27, 2016 Marie Kirk
Aug 27, 2016 Candice Baynes
Aug 26, 2016 l. ide
Aug 26, 2016 Vicky Tang
Aug 26, 2016 Sandee Maxwell
Aug 26, 2016 Birgitta Tew I like if that was one so we know and all rescue,SPCA, vets ond privet person could look it up.
Aug 26, 2016 tami adolphe
Aug 26, 2016 Jackie Robinson
Aug 26, 2016 christine CEARD absolutely necessary !
Aug 26, 2016 Sandra Hallman
Aug 26, 2016 Doreen Weatherman
Aug 25, 2016 Deborah Theodossis
Aug 25, 2016 Car. Carol Perry
Aug 25, 2016 (Name not displayed) I strongly suggest that an animal abuse registry be put into law so the abusers can be kept up with and prose- cute.
Aug 25, 2016 Sarah Hurley
Aug 25, 2016 Christine Carrington
Aug 25, 2016 Ellen Stanton iT SHOULD BE A FELONY IN EVERY STATE. wE DEFINITELY NEED A NATIONAL ANIMAL ABUSE REGHISTRY
Aug 25, 2016 Linda Almeida
Aug 25, 2016 Pam Rodden
Aug 25, 2016 Lisa Norton
Aug 24, 2016 Noemi M. Orozco​​
Aug 24, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 24, 2016 Julia Zimansky
Aug 24, 2016 (Name not displayed) Pls create a public registry to list the names of animal abusers.
Aug 24, 2016 sue johnson
Aug 24, 2016 Mike Leone It's not just the animals who have suffered. Some stories I have read of animal abuse still haunt me years after I originally read them. And abusers often get off with sentences that don't reflect the magnitude of their crimes. Let's make them register.
Aug 24, 2016 Anne-Britt Ose Kaltun
Aug 24, 2016 Carol White Abuse on animals is the first step to abuse on humans. They need to be stopped.
Aug 24, 2016 bea zeis
Aug 24, 2016 Holly Rastegari
Aug 24, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 24, 2016 Darla Carter It should have happened a long time ago!! Abuse of animals, babies and children has become more violent and more common! It needs to stop! Need tougher penalties!!!
Aug 24, 2016 Betty Bain
Aug 24, 2016 J L
Aug 24, 2016 (Name not displayed) Please help protect defenseless animals
Aug 24, 2016 Martin Oezbay
Aug 24, 2016 Ad Lenders
Aug 24, 2016 Danita Wilson
Aug 23, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 23, 2016 Becky Burns I feel that this is so very important! Not only do animal abusers abuse animals, they most often abuse/rape/murder people as well. PLEASE have this registry created. In our newspapers we have photos of child abusers/rapists. We need animals abusers too.

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