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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


Feb 7, 2016 Karen Kudasik
Feb 7, 2016 Paula Hunt
Feb 7, 2016 Debra Nourse
Feb 7, 2016 Karen Kari
Feb 7, 2016 Toni-Lynn miles
Feb 7, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 7, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 6, 2016 Amanda Knutson
Feb 6, 2016 bradleigh baker
Feb 6, 2016 Patricia Morgan
Feb 6, 2016 Jessica Levandowski Cruelty to animals and poor breeding facilities need better laws to stop the abuse.Please help us reform this countries policies.
Feb 6, 2016 (Name not displayed) We need to track these criminals before they can harm another animal, child or adult. This registry is common sense--let's get it established NOW!
Feb 6, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 6, 2016 Kurt Webster
Feb 6, 2016 Carla Shumock
Feb 5, 2016 Florence Montague People that abuse animals should NEVER have another animal, ever!!!
Feb 5, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 5, 2016 (Name not displayed) This will put an end to repeat offenders.
Feb 5, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 5, 2016 Sharon Moore
Feb 5, 2016 Stephanie Cordis
Feb 5, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 5, 2016 Lawren Rudley We should know who these people are to ensure they never go near another animal. We need to protect all beautiful creatures. Thank you
Feb 5, 2016 Barbara Brown
Feb 4, 2016 Nick Zarafonetis
Feb 4, 2016 leslie webster please.
Feb 4, 2016 Sharida Jan
Feb 4, 2016 Maria Vitória Magri
Feb 4, 2016 Donna hernandez
Feb 4, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 4, 2016 (Name not displayed) I am so appalled at the amount of helpless animals that are treated so horribly by HUMANS. It has to stop. Together we can do whatever it takes to end this abuse.
Feb 4, 2016 corrine t
Feb 4, 2016 david o
Feb 4, 2016 emma g
Feb 4, 2016 Kathleen Cockrell Pets may not be human, but they are living creatures that deserve the same love, respect, and care that we do. All creatures great and small deserve a good life.
Feb 4, 2016 (Name not displayed) "You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed." -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery We are likewise responsible for people that don't treat our animals well. Holding abusers is the first step in that responsibility.
Feb 4, 2016 Mara Miller
Feb 4, 2016 David Jones They need to be kept track of
Feb 4, 2016 (Name not displayed) Please set up this registry. Animals are capable of feeling REAL PAIN and this can really help prevent so much pain for many animals.
Feb 3, 2016 Judith Peters Please set up a national animal abuse registry.Most animal abusers grow up and into children/adults violence. This has to stop. Please help us.
Feb 3, 2016 Janet Brown
Feb 3, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 3, 2016 (Name not displayed) The more we are able to keep animals out of the hands of cruel people the safer animals shall be.
Feb 3, 2016 Bobbie Luka
Feb 3, 2016 Bev. Calvert
Feb 3, 2016 Janice Lake I would hate to give an animal to someone who might be a known and convicted abuser of any kind.
Feb 3, 2016 Brigitte Eibisberger
Feb 3, 2016 Shannon Vance
Feb 3, 2016 Janice Long
Feb 3, 2016 B. Michelle VanKessel about time ... let's make this a reality

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