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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: 152,942
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

Nov 27, 2015 Carole Ryan thank you for considering the creation of an animal abuse registry.
Nov 27, 2015 diane howells
Nov 27, 2015 Margaret McEwen
Nov 26, 2015 jill white This has to be a law. Animal abusers continue to do this and they should be jailed and registered offenders.
Nov 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 26, 2015 Pamela Chase
Nov 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 26, 2015 Amy s
Nov 26, 2015 Laurette Serilla
Nov 26, 2015 Victoria Warren
Nov 26, 2015 Ann Rogers
Nov 26, 2015 Isabela Mihajic
Nov 26, 2015 ANA DJOKIC
Nov 26, 2015 Kathy Dean
Nov 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 26, 2015 Gloria Lillethun
Nov 26, 2015 Alisa Bradshaw
Nov 26, 2015 James Morse
Nov 26, 2015 Luann Elferdink
Nov 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 26, 2015 Merri Frederick
Nov 26, 2015 Alan Gates
Nov 26, 2015 ann Hughes
Nov 26, 2015 Hillary Lewis
Nov 26, 2015 Michelle Hess
Nov 26, 2015 Darlene Townsend Please open your minds and hearts to this idea. It is so important to help end needless suffering,
Nov 26, 2015 Kerry Mott Animals deserve our protection. Please use this new law and create a registry of animal abusers so they cannot own another animal.
Nov 26, 2015 Katy Rieflin Finally Better LAWS!! .. To Help for our Animal Family Members. And those who are in dire need of our kindness.
Nov 26, 2015 (Name not displayed) Abuse towards animals leads to abuse , or worse towards people!
Nov 26, 2015 M.A. Richelieu Animal abusers often go on to abuse people. Please put some protection for animals and people in place.
Nov 26, 2015 Gary Hawthorne Animals are a treasure, innocent and not deserving of any kind of abuse ever. They need protection.
Nov 26, 2015 Michelle Hawthorne It is very important and necessary to protect animals from abusers and they absolutely need to be put on an abuse registry. They should also be punished to the full extent of the law which in my opinion is too lenient when it comes to animal abuse.
Nov 26, 2015 Kasia Richer-Juraszek it's the LEAST we should do! violent people are dangerous, PERIOD! safety first! they lost all their privileges when they transgressed the line!
Nov 26, 2015 Margaret Thomson Animal abusers are on the first step to being people abusers. Help law enforcement stop animal abuse!
Nov 26, 2015 michael smith
Nov 25, 2015 Sandra F
Nov 25, 2015 Sherry Herman
Nov 25, 2015 Marian Marchese
Nov 25, 2015 Carmela Galas There are so many horrible things that happen to our pets and other animals by the hands of humans. This is a wonderful way to begin a change of attitude and behavior.
Nov 25, 2015 Thomas Hayes People that abuse animals are considerably more likely to abuse humans as well. These low lifes need to be tracked and monitored.
Nov 24, 2015 Beverly Keiffer
Nov 24, 2015 Jeanette Stewart
Nov 24, 2015 Patricia Andrews
Nov 24, 2015 Rose Byrnes Someone who abuse a poor defenseless animal 1 time will do it again and we shouldn't give them the opportunity
Nov 24, 2015 Antonio Rizzo
Nov 24, 2015 Madeline Sunga
Nov 24, 2015 Carla Burleson
Nov 24, 2015 Caroline McKinney Until someone in the position to do this steps up & does what is right, then animal abuse by these horrible people will continue.

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