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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 29, 2016 (Name not displayed) Please make this happen ASAP. It's necessary, and the right thing to do. Thank you.
Aug 29, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 29, 2016 Bjo Trimble Treat animal abusers like the criminals they are!
Aug 29, 2016 James Sims Please use your power for the good of both animals and people. Thanks.
Aug 29, 2016 (Name not displayed) Please push for a registry. If they abuse animals they will abuse people, have no doubt of this.
Aug 29, 2016 William Wells Please be their voice to protect them from harm.
Aug 29, 2016 Lori Williamson Please use your powerful position to make the right, humane decision.
Aug 29, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 29, 2016 Amy Lettman They depend on us to look after them so it's our responsibility to do this. And as already stated, it's well documented that those that abuse animals initially, often do similar acts to other humans.
Aug 29, 2016 Connie Armijo
Aug 29, 2016 Linda Castagna
Aug 29, 2016 Marilou Hill Animals and those that love them deserve this knowledge be made public. And it would be a win-win since animal abusers often become abusive to humans and this may registry may mean abusers are stopped before they go on the child abuse registry.
Aug 29, 2016 Diane Clough
Aug 29, 2016 Leslie Moore
Aug 29, 2016 L Wells
Aug 29, 2016 Joan Cuplin This is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT & an Animal Abuse Registry NEEDS to be implemented IMMEDIATELY!!!!!!!!
Aug 29, 2016 Shauna Smith
Aug 29, 2016 Bill Smith
Aug 29, 2016 Chris Lapointe
Aug 29, 2016 Bob Thomas
Aug 29, 2016 MARTIN URESTI
Aug 29, 2016 Martha URESTI
Aug 29, 2016 Karen Bray
Aug 29, 2016 Bonnie Hirai This and much stricter punishments must be enforced. Cruelty is cruelty, to animals, children, or any sentient , feeling being. What kind of people can turn and look the other way ? Animals give service of all kinds to humans.
Aug 29, 2016 Mary A Leon This should be a top priority for our next session of Congress, which hopefully will be Progressive because this session of Congress won't do anything about anything.
Aug 29, 2016 Maryann Marra Please do this for the animals
Aug 29, 2016 Marie-Laurence Yans
Aug 29, 2016 Mike Kortas
Aug 29, 2016 Martha OHarra It is important that these abusers name are exposed and made public, it keeps neighbors on the lookout and keeps neighborhoods healthier.
Aug 29, 2016 Charlotte Morrison
Aug 29, 2016 Audrey Brown
Aug 29, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 29, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 29, 2016 LORI BERKHEIMER
Aug 28, 2016 Melissa Gregory
Aug 28, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 28, 2016 (Name not displayed) Christopher taylor, Elyria, Ohio, committed horrific murder of a dog. Got the case dropped. Makes me ashamed to be a part of such a cruel society. "People" like him should be severely punished. The loser will do it again
Aug 28, 2016 Caroline Pence
Aug 28, 2016 Tracey Van Leuven
Aug 28, 2016 Odette Rossi This registry is an excellent idea and should be put into effect. Animal abuse and human abuse are very closely related (I know from my work with domestic violence victims). Please seriously consider.
Aug 28, 2016 Emily Willis
Aug 27, 2016 sarah anspaugh
Aug 27, 2016 Michelle Contois
Aug 27, 2016 Michael McKinnon
Aug 27, 2016 Lisa Walker
Aug 27, 2016 Carole Ingram This is way over do. Animals need protection even more than children. Who can they tell?
Aug 27, 2016 Wilhelmina Oshel If we don't get laws to protect animals, people will continue to abuse and kill animals.
Aug 27, 2016 Carla Horn This should have been done a long time ago. The human race is in the sewer and keeps sinking deeper every day.
Aug 27, 2016 Marie Kirk
Aug 27, 2016 Candice Baynes

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