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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


May 23, 2016 Betty Kirchner A lot of child abusers start out as animal abusers. Abuser need to be registered so I can protect my pets from them.
May 23, 2016 Dennis Kirks
May 23, 2016 Mrs_Marty_ Mathieson Please enable a registry for animal abusers. They graduate from animals and move on to people. That would alert us sooner.
May 23, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 22, 2016 Kat Courtney, MA
May 22, 2016 Bailey Arnold
May 22, 2016 Jackylyn Mamador
May 22, 2016 erika kiefer
May 22, 2016 DJ Marsula
May 22, 2016 sophia dalle
May 22, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 21, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 21, 2016 (Name not displayed) Needs to happen to save lives!
May 21, 2016 Carol Anderberg
May 21, 2016 Yvonne Helms
May 21, 2016 Maria Lischak
May 21, 2016 Barbara Reeves
May 21, 2016 (Name not displayed) Protect our precious animals
May 20, 2016 Kim Zapalac Please consider this to protect the innocent.
May 20, 2016 Jan Mukomela
May 20, 2016 Kim Webb
May 20, 2016 (Name not displayed) This is a must and not just for the sake of our beloved animals / pets!! As they say - animal abuse is the next step to abuse of people. We need to know who these monsters are!
May 20, 2016 (Name not displayed) animal abuse is a proven door way for offenders on any leval..it is a prelude to more violent crimes. most mass murders or serial killers start with small animals.
May 20, 2016 anna lygoe Yes - important to do this so these people are known and shamed.
May 20, 2016 Victoria Peck
May 19, 2016 Deborah Rollins
May 19, 2016 Cel M
May 19, 2016 Karen Rubino
May 19, 2016 Joan Rockwell Animal abusers should receive a very stiff punishment for hurting innocent animals.
May 19, 2016 cheri humphrey
May 19, 2016 Dee Bennion
May 19, 2016 Zennie Matematico
May 19, 2016 Kimberly Gibson
May 19, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 19, 2016 Danielle Thomson We need to stop the abuse and hold those accountable who allow the abuse
May 19, 2016 (Name not displayed) Enough of all these inhumane treatment of our pet population each day. As with our kids, abusers should be not simply held accountable for their actions but also be on public record for life.
May 18, 2016 Petra Jones
May 18, 2016 eve roberts THIS IS A MUST!!!!!
May 18, 2016 Sarah Stevens
May 18, 2016 Susan Segalla
May 18, 2016 Eileen & Glenn Revere
May 18, 2016 Jennifer Lagana
May 18, 2016 Cynthia Ortiz
May 18, 2016 Terri OBlisk
May 17, 2016 Stephanie Frohock For many people animals are their children. Please protect both the human children as well as the animal children.
May 17, 2016 Lisa Bass
May 17, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 17, 2016 Paula Crawford
May 17, 2016 James Linden
May 17, 2016 Duane Fougere First animals, then children. It's a proven pattern.

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