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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


Jan 17, 2017 Betty Pearson This action by the USDA may be the first step in creating a long awaited registry. As it has been documented that animal abuse is the first step in far worse behavior this registry and may help identify those individuals also. It's a win-win situation.
Jan 17, 2017 Donna Rapp Anyone who abuses an animal should be on a registry.
Jan 17, 2017 Debbie Combs Sign me up - We have four rescue dogs - One that took years to accumulate to normal life, one that has three legs. People do not have the right to hurt anyone, children, animals, other people! Period!
Jan 17, 2017 (Name not displayed) Protect our four legged friends. Create an national animal abuse registry.
Jan 17, 2017 Charity Chambers
Jan 17, 2017 TAMMY CARPENTER Of course they should have to register! If you abuse a child, an adult, a senior etc.. you are convicted ( usually) and carry that felony with you a lifetime. These innocent animals cannot speak for them selves. It is EVERYONE'S place to protect them!
Jan 17, 2017 Jennifer Luther Animal abusers should never be allowed to have pets again!
Jan 17, 2017 Lee Oslund
Jan 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 16, 2017 Rebecca Shelton
Jan 16, 2017 Adrienne Harden
Jan 16, 2017 Eddie Wright We should have an animal abusers list as well just like a sex offenders list. So that we can ensure that the new possible owners can be checked to make sure the pets are going to be ok and live a healthy life.
Jan 16, 2017 edith williams
Jan 16, 2017 Jennifer Karichner i would love to know the threat to my animal if there are any in my neighbor so please make this happen
Jan 16, 2017 Diane Scott Please protect the animals from people like this rotten man!
Jan 16, 2017 Cheryl Slater
Jan 16, 2017 Jaki Holzer
Jan 16, 2017 Sandy Beam max fine & max time in jail
Jan 16, 2017 Janet Mcauley
Jan 16, 2017 Darla Heino Please get this done!!!!
Jan 16, 2017 Katrina Vella Animals suffer in silence and there needs to be a register to protect animals.
Jan 16, 2017 Marsha Gadberry
Jan 16, 2017 Mickie Vahabzadeh
Jan 16, 2017 Amy Mendez
Jan 16, 2017 linda shingles
Jan 16, 2017 Janet Carter It's the LEAST we can do. Anyone who has abused animals in the past, are up to no good if they attempt to acquire another animal. They don't deserve such a wonderful gift of this sort of innocent companionship.
Jan 16, 2017 Marie Perry
Jan 16, 2017 Amina Dhumaad
Jan 16, 2017 Jean Kilgore
Jan 16, 2017 Sheryl White Please create a registry for those who abuse animals. It is proven that those who abuse animals go on to abuse children and others. It would be a step to help keep our neighborhoods safer.
Jan 16, 2017 Teresa Krebs
Jan 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 16, 2017 katherine talbert
Jan 15, 2017 Pierre Phliponeau
Jan 15, 2017 Arthur Madrid
Jan 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 15, 2017 nanci dreibelbis
Jan 15, 2017 Maria Chartum
Jan 15, 2017 Brandi Dominguez
Jan 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 15, 2017 anna gennari
Jan 14, 2017 Mary Costello
Jan 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 14, 2017 Diana Stover
Jan 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 14, 2017 Richard Manners It's hard to imagine the atrocities committed on innocent animals by twisted humans. Let's make sure their names are known.
Jan 14, 2017 mimi manners
Jan 14, 2017 Anne Ferguson-Rohrer
Jan 14, 2017 Julie Teigen

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