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Goal: 200,000 Progress: 168,113
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 to enact a national animal abuser registry.

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To the Secretary of the USDA,

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

May 22, 2017 Gabi Sorrell
May 22, 2017 Marilyn Logan
May 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 21, 2017 Marilyn Meixner
May 20, 2017 susan miller
May 20, 2017 Christine Herdon
May 19, 2017 Sara Vilhena
May 19, 2017 Kenny McGrady
May 19, 2017 Jacqueline Hernandez
May 19, 2017 Susan Gavitt
May 19, 2017 Kayna Warren
May 18, 2017 Theresa Pirkle
May 18, 2017 Cher Hester A registry would save the lives of countless animals!
May 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 18, 2017 Mercedes Montes
May 18, 2017 Jeanette Duurvoort Why so called authority enables this is beyond horrible.this behavior usually escalates, covers up mental deficiencies. In order to protect public and their compassionate extended family; service animals,loyal companions;abusers,predators must be defined
May 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 17, 2017 Leslie Caplan
May 17, 2017 Rudeen Cooper Shot this guy. Save the poor dog. I hope the dog is free of this terror
May 17, 2017 Leslie Evelo
May 17, 2017 Irene Souder-Coyle Animal abusers should be banned from ever owning pets in the future. This can only be achieved if a registry is available to name and shame these people.
May 17, 2017 Maggie Jaye
May 16, 2017 Maria Bellefeuille
May 16, 2017 Cassi Redmond
May 16, 2017 Jennifer Cameron-Sanclemente
May 16, 2017 Yancette Halverson
May 16, 2017 Dinah Dolamore
May 16, 2017 Todd Franks
May 16, 2017 Angela Tune
May 16, 2017 Mayra Galutza
May 16, 2017 Tammy Hayes
May 16, 2017 EDWARD J Cubero
May 16, 2017 Julie Craig
May 16, 2017 veronica araujo
May 16, 2017 Bruce Nix
May 16, 2017 Heather Alexander
May 16, 2017 lisa starzi
May 15, 2017 Sheila Lynch People who hurt animals are often just working their way up to humans.
May 15, 2017 Linda Hanchett
May 15, 2017 Kristy Kelley Animal abuse is listed in the DSM-5 as one of the behaviors exhibited by people with antisocial personality disorder, which can progress to the harm and abuse of people. A registry could help prevent escalation and future occurrences.
May 15, 2017 Chetyl Anderson
May 15, 2017 Roseanne Brower The max penalty is deserved
May 15, 2017 Tara Robinette WE NEED THIS FOR ALL ANIMALS
May 15, 2017 Sheree Wargo
May 15, 2017 Jamie Dawson Animals need help to
May 15, 2017 Linda & Robert Tuttle Some cities have already done this, but we NEED A NATIONAL ANIMAL ABUSE REGISTRY! We have to implement this ASAP - how could we not???
May 15, 2017 Jennifer Brown Abusers repeat their behavior. Their whereabouts should be known to prevent it.
May 15, 2017 Virginia Martin This is disgusting and I love animals
May 15, 2017 (Name not displayed) Poor dog people shouldn't have pets if they abuse them like this

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