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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


Oct 1, 2016 Terry Bienvenue People that can abuse a helpless animal.....are savage. Could they possibly then abuse people?
Sep 30, 2016 James Martin Everyone should sign this
Sep 30, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 30, 2016 Deborah Daly
Sep 30, 2016 Cindy Dean
Sep 30, 2016 kathy klun A national animal abuse registry is critical to keep our pets and animals safe. They cannot speak nor defend themselves---nor should they have to. We want them safe and to be treated well.
Sep 30, 2016 angela kohn
Sep 30, 2016 Diane Sutter
Sep 30, 2016 Margaret Jewell
Sep 30, 2016 Dalana MCaren
Sep 29, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 29, 2016 Debra Estes Please make this happen! Animal abuse/cruelty has went unoticed for so long. Take the extra step to assure the public or any shelters do not permit an abuser to purchase or adopt an animal to abuse! Thank you for protecting the innocent animals.
Sep 29, 2016 Gil Loredo
Sep 29, 2016 Victoria Johnson
Sep 29, 2016 Mary Brendle
Sep 29, 2016 Josie Tuthill This needs to be done WORLDWIDE every country needs an animal abusers registry
Sep 29, 2016 Heather Martin
Sep 29, 2016 Judith Lindley I believe such a registry would help to deny access to vulnerable children and elderly by those who would abuse them, if prospective employers were able to check the registry.
Sep 29, 2016 Lillmei Haram
Sep 28, 2016 Alana McCarthy
Sep 28, 2016 (Name not displayed) The only way to protect animals, alert others of these sick individuals is to have a national registry. So they can never adopt an animal and law enforcement can be made aware and on the lookout for cruelty behavior.
Sep 28, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 28, 2016 Virginia Dempsey
Sep 28, 2016 Julie Currin
Sep 28, 2016 laurie buys
Sep 28, 2016 Neil Adelman There is no reason to protect the "convicted" when the stated purpose of the USDA is to protect. This registry would be an excellent way to serve that purpose...except of course if the monied interests think otherwise
Sep 28, 2016 NATHALIE VERBEQUE
Sep 27, 2016 Maggie Collins because people who do this should not be allowed to adopt or have another pet. their names should be known to protect our innocent animals.
Sep 27, 2016 Jennifer White
Sep 27, 2016 S Jones
Sep 27, 2016 carol gagnon
Sep 27, 2016 Nancy White And please remember that we vote and we bother to look up the voting stats of our representatives when it pertains to animal rights issues. Please be part of the solution. Thank you so much.
Sep 27, 2016 (Name not displayed) We should also look at the punishments they receive when caught. Often it seems the sentence does NOT fit the crime. They need to be held accountable for their actions.
Sep 27, 2016 Cathy Ball Be a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves.
Sep 27, 2016 Ellen Etherington
Sep 26, 2016 Rose Wininger
Sep 26, 2016 Caroline Hendrickson
Sep 26, 2016 Lisa Dauzat
Sep 26, 2016 Susan Venuto Please help prevent further abuse to all animals.
Sep 26, 2016 Norma Lopez
Sep 26, 2016 Peggy Reyes
Sep 25, 2016 Chris Erwin It is inconceivable that a human is capable of such heinous acts against GOD's amazing animals...but they do...and they MUST be held accountable with fines, imprisonment and REGISTERED as abusers! And NEVER EVER EVER be allowed anywhere near an animal!!!
Sep 25, 2016 S. Elliott This is clearly needed and an appropriate government function. Please protect all animals, domestic and wild, from torture, which will simultaneously expand protection of children, as animal torturers often "advance" to children. Thank you.
Sep 25, 2016 lia onda
Sep 25, 2016 Lourdes San Jose
Sep 24, 2016 Michael Rumple
Sep 24, 2016 Lisa Evans I believe anyone that abuses any animal should be forbidden to own any animal again. Put them on a list so we know.
Sep 24, 2016 (Name not displayed) They should be in jail
Sep 24, 2016 (Name not displayed) They should go to jail
Sep 24, 2016 (Name not displayed)

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