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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 to enact a national animal abuser registry.

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To the Secretary of the USDA,

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 24, 2017 Tracy Birrell
Feb 24, 2017 D Shinn
Feb 24, 2017 donna schmidt
Feb 23, 2017 Andrea Vos
Feb 23, 2017 michele rule
Feb 23, 2017 (Name not displayed) Just like any abuse it matters for all creatures especially our pets.
Feb 23, 2017 Tiffany Smith
Feb 23, 2017 Nika Ruquerez Times are getting worse, that means we need to take more strategic action! PLEASE take this step for animals and make abusers known to all on this abuse registry! With social media skyrocketing so are crimes against animals being posted! It hast to end!!!
Feb 23, 2017 Kari Lindewirth
Feb 23, 2017 Lori Johns
Feb 23, 2017 Elizabeth Jache
Feb 23, 2017 Theresa Tucker
Feb 23, 2017 Leslie Ray
Feb 23, 2017 (Name not displayed) I agree! I once read an article about some sicko who is killing cats somewhere in London (I think)! I also read about cats getting scalding hot water poured on them! We need to know so our pets are SAFE! I don't know what I'd do if my pets got hurt!
Feb 23, 2017 Quincy Simon
Feb 23, 2017 Penny Higdon
Feb 23, 2017 Sharon DelOrefice
Feb 23, 2017 Marie D'Amore IT IS A CRIME - and should be punishable as a SERIOUS CRIME - not just a slap on the wrist! Wake up people - don't we know enough - haven't we learned enough regarding animals and that they are NOT stupid and that they DO have feelings!
Feb 23, 2017 Helen Sanders Protect the innocent who rely on humans to be their vpice
Feb 23, 2017 Glenda Foreman
Feb 23, 2017 Catherine Smith DO IT NOW!!!!!
Feb 22, 2017 Jackie Juppe
Feb 22, 2017 KD Miller
Feb 22, 2017 Marilyn Christensen
Feb 22, 2017 Mary Small
Feb 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 22, 2017 Loann Johnson
Feb 22, 2017 Michell G.
Feb 22, 2017 Kristine Richter
Feb 22, 2017 Marie Hernandes
Feb 22, 2017 Sharon Bates National Registry NOW!!!!!
Feb 21, 2017 Carlene Morton Maybe this information being available to the public would deter a few abusers.
Feb 21, 2017 So Ho
Feb 21, 2017 Deborah Boychuk
Feb 21, 2017 Debby Roegner
Feb 21, 2017 Lajeanne Leveton a "no brainer"!!! Info of those CONVICTED (not just accused) of animal abuse should be available to animal shelters, rescue groups & the police!
Feb 21, 2017 Sandy Poole
Feb 21, 2017 Marlene Meek
Feb 21, 2017 athina garani
Feb 21, 2017 Margie Gerrish Animals are NOT property. They are living, breathing and loving creatures who deserve to be treated with kindness. Please stop letting animal abusers keep owning any animals.
Feb 21, 2017 LOIS BALL
Feb 21, 2017 Laurie Colis It's a no-brainer. Only those endorsing cruelty to animals would oppose this.
Feb 21, 2017 Dawn Riemer
Feb 21, 2017 Dayna Nichol
Feb 21, 2017 Sharon brink
Feb 21, 2017 Sheila Wentzel
Feb 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 21, 2017 Carrie Smigla-Didier
Feb 21, 2017 Eleonora De Giorgio
Feb 21, 2017 Jerry Sanchez Make these abusers pay for what they've done!

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