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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: 152,904
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 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.
Nov 24, 2015 Cynthia Pealo
Nov 24, 2015 Kathleen Nowicki
Nov 23, 2015 tammy Hardy do it. and prosecute.
Nov 23, 2015 Nancy Billings Animal Abusers go on to abuse Humans that is a Known FACT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nov 23, 2015 Lindsey Yocum
Nov 23, 2015 (Name not displayed) The likelihood of an animal abuser abusing humans is very high. Not only is this a way of protecting our animals it is a way of protecting us as well!
Nov 23, 2015 Francesca Jattan
Nov 23, 2015 Deborah Markovich they do nothing wrong, please help protect there pain is real there suffering is real they are real please.
Nov 23, 2015 Leah Stanley
Nov 23, 2015 Carol Caple
Nov 23, 2015 Maria Hrehor
Nov 22, 2015 Kammi Mcgeorge A registry for animal abusers is very necessary! There should never be the chance for repeat offenders. Anyone who would intentionally hurt, starve and abuse animals is truly despicable !
Nov 22, 2015 Mona Manera
Nov 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 22, 2015 marybeth menschner
Nov 22, 2015 tam england “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Ghandi. Our nation is in great distress, and our moral progress at an all time low.
Nov 22, 2015 John Wentzcovitch
Nov 22, 2015 Julia Humble Yes, please we need a National Database of Animal Abusers to prevent them from adopting animals!
Nov 21, 2015 chantal cruz
Nov 21, 2015 Donna neola
Nov 21, 2015 Phyllis Stites
Nov 21, 2015 Tamra Jenkins How can we as a nation be " serious" about stopping things like dog fighting if we do not do this? Please, advocate for those who cannot advocate for themselves, just like we do with children, for people without kids, their pets ARE their kids:)
Nov 21, 2015 Lynn Pfeffer
Nov 21, 2015 Redgy Declercq
Nov 21, 2015 Patsy Margaroli
Nov 21, 2015 Jeanine Klein
Nov 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 20, 2015 Andrea Vos
Nov 20, 2015 Linda Isrel No body deserves to be abused, physically or mentally. Those that do the abusing should be made to pay the consequences and be listed on a registry. This would keep them from adopting, and save the life of an animal that trusts they will be loved.
Nov 20, 2015 Corina mitrov
Nov 20, 2015 William Bielskis This is long overdue...our animals need this database more than ever. Offenders need to be held accountable and much stricter laws need to be enforced. I cannot stand the current "slap on the hand" punishment for these inhumane people.
Nov 20, 2015 Rosa Pereira
Nov 20, 2015 C Hatch
Nov 19, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 19, 2015 Kathleen Cullen
Nov 19, 2015 Linda Catala
Nov 19, 2015 Daryll Aronson

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