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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 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.
Aug 23, 2016 Rita Nunn This definitely needs to happen. People who abuse animals should never be allowed to own another one, and they should be called out wherever they go.
Aug 23, 2016 Sherri Christy
Aug 23, 2016 Verra Kosturi Let's end this cruelty!
Aug 23, 2016 Catherine Carson
Aug 23, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 23, 2016 (Name not displayed) Please help protect the vulnerable from abusers.
Aug 23, 2016 shelly smothers
Aug 23, 2016 Georgette Lebel
Aug 23, 2016 Laura Ricci
Aug 23, 2016 jason jones I hope I'm doing the right thing
Aug 22, 2016 damon bayless
Aug 22, 2016 Lorraine Monroe As with any abusers, they need to be placed behind bars and become the abusees. It's time these beautiful innocent creatures have a voice!
Aug 22, 2016 Stella Bennett This has been proven. An abuser does not have a turn off switch. So we have to stop them.
Aug 22, 2016 James Gosse
Aug 21, 2016 Diane Fisher
Aug 21, 2016 jnn oo
Aug 21, 2016 Tiffani Long
Aug 20, 2016 Vicky Brown
Aug 20, 2016 Deborah Jones
Aug 20, 2016 Marilyn Yeutsy
Aug 20, 2016 Virginia Dempsey
Aug 20, 2016 marie Dupouy
Aug 20, 2016 Bobbi Kantola
Aug 20, 2016 Barbara Arnold Barton
Aug 20, 2016 lindy hoppe
Aug 19, 2016 Tracy Schalk
Aug 19, 2016 Karen Fostel
Aug 19, 2016 Anna Stein
Aug 19, 2016 Johnnie Brunow
Aug 19, 2016 Gabriella Sloot
Aug 19, 2016 Tracy MacKenzie Anyone who abuses any animal should not be given a second chance to do so again.
Aug 19, 2016 Donna Chisick
Aug 19, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 19, 2016 Flavia Perizzolo
Aug 19, 2016 Dianne Chang
Aug 19, 2016 Laura Shane
Aug 19, 2016 Jodi Shannon
Aug 19, 2016 Angela Volker Please create this registry...we need to do something about this problem! These innocent animals need us to protect them from these awful predators!
Aug 19, 2016 Frank Sieneski I urge you to adopt a registry so that all of our precious animals get justice and their abuser get punished to the full extent of the law. Animals have a brain, heart, blood flowing though their bodies and deserve to be treated like humans-.
Aug 19, 2016 Sheryl B
Aug 19, 2016 Melissa Hatfield
Aug 19, 2016 Sherry Corra
Aug 18, 2016 J. Jacobson I would also hope that this will prevent them from adopting animals from shelters or buying from legitimate breeders. It could also possibly alert veterinarians. I don't think the puppy mills will care as long as they can make a buck.
Aug 18, 2016 Harriet Christiansen This makes so much sense, please help protect the ones who cannot speak for themselves. They give us so much love, it is the least we can do.
Aug 18, 2016 Elin Defrin NO BODY SHOULD ABUSE AN ANIMAL, A CHILD OR ANYONE ELSE
Aug 18, 2016 David Sherry I believe it has also been proven that individuals who abuse animals often grow up to abuse and/or kill humans.
Aug 18, 2016 Sam McLeod There is a register for abusers of humans, so why shouldn't there be one for our furry friends? They shouldn't be subjected to any mistreatment.
Aug 18, 2016 Helen Hanson

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