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On April 22, 2014, we mailed off 99,794 signatures to the US Secretary of Agriculture. Continue to show your support for this worthy cause by signing below while we wait for a response back from Secretary Vilsack!
Goal: 200,000 Progress: 153,093
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

Nov 27, 2015 Jeanette Hardenburg
Nov 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 27, 2015 (Name not displayed) I agree - let's protect animals as best we can.
Nov 27, 2015 Anne Huibregtse
Nov 27, 2015 Joan Pearson This just makes sense. We all know they will be repeat offenders. Please sign it!
Nov 27, 2015 Alma Antoniotti
Nov 27, 2015 Martin Favorite Animal abuse is a proven precursor to many forms of violent crime, including serial killers, violent assault and rape, this would be a very important tool to help law enforcement track these criminals as well as protecting our pets
Nov 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 27, 2015 (Name not displayed) Animals have feelings, and are capable of love, as well as pain. Please help protect our furry friends from abuse.
Nov 27, 2015 Charlotte J. Timme
Nov 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 27, 2015 Ciolette Flake-Bunz
Nov 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 27, 2015 Sharon Latta
Nov 27, 2015 (Name not displayed) This is a no-brainer.
Nov 27, 2015 Terri Golding
Nov 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 27, 2015 Cherie Cook
Nov 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 27, 2015 Edith Wyman
Nov 27, 2015 Kathryn Wilson They start on animals, then go on to children.
Nov 27, 2015 Melissa Dobson
Nov 27, 2015 Katherine Solomita
Nov 27, 2015 Irene Lutz
Nov 27, 2015 (Name not displayed) An animal abuse registry is absolutely needed ASAP!
Nov 27, 2015 joyce regan People who abuse animals are the most mean and uncaring. The crime should fit the punishment and I believe that how they abuse the animals they should be dealt with in the same way.
Nov 27, 2015 Adele Frances
Nov 27, 2015 Rebecca Spann
Nov 27, 2015 Kathy McCormick
Nov 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 27, 2015 Leslie Wells
Nov 27, 2015 Helena Hakala
Nov 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 27, 2015 Natalie Jameson
Nov 27, 2015 Niara Isley There are so many stories of absolutely atrocious abuse of animals traditionally kept as pets. To their families, these dogs, cats, birds and other animals are FAMILY and the loss of them is devastating. We need this animal abuser registry!
Nov 27, 2015 Heather Johnson Cruelty knows no state borders. We need to keep these persons accountable.
Nov 27, 2015 Randi Guthrie
Nov 27, 2015 Polly Jackson NO MORE ANIMAL ABUSE!
Nov 27, 2015 Gerald Titshaw An alternative could be to chain them to a tree and leave then there.
Nov 27, 2015 Randy Barlow
Nov 27, 2015 cathy moore time to step up and listen to your voters and do the right thing there is no skin off of your nose to follow through
Nov 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 27, 2015 Sheila Blackwell Animals deserve a animal abuse registry like any other living being. Please do the right thing. Protect those at risk with no way of protecting themselves.
Nov 27, 2015 Christine Leitner
Nov 27, 2015 (Name not displayed) Badly needed!!!
Nov 27, 2015 Teresa Adams Please help to create this registry.
Nov 27, 2015 Susan Putnam
Nov 27, 2015 nora gay
Nov 27, 2015 Nadine Hudak

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