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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, 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

Oct 21, 2016 Gretchen Reszka
Oct 21, 2016 mariann vanderford Speak for the animals
Oct 21, 2016 Christine Narrow
Oct 21, 2016 Novani Munawar
Oct 21, 2016 BOB MATEJKA Please help animals by stopping these abusers. These torturers need to be held accountable to all animal lovers nationwide.
Oct 21, 2016 Skye McIntyre Blomdal
Oct 21, 2016 Alva Laurer
Oct 21, 2016 Katie Galvin We need to hold these type of abusers accountable - a life is a life and there must be consequences for people who have such little disregard for other living things to cause pain/death. It's imperative that a national registry like this be enacted ASAP
Oct 21, 2016 Ericka Keiger
Oct 21, 2016 Jessica Wolf
Oct 21, 2016 april gordon this is important, bec ive watched it now where i live for over 6 years...other signs should be is when owners CANNOT keep a dog for more than 6 month, letting them run the neighborhood, letting a child be from really mean to abusing the puppy/dog. ty
Oct 20, 2016 Kelly Taylor Absolutely... this is paramount in protecting our beloved pets and/or stray animals from abusive and cruel treatment at the hands of a sick, demented individual who might do the same to a child or other defenseless person.
Oct 20, 2016 Ronda Tolson Nobody that has abused an animal previously should be handed over another animal for them to torture. It's ridiculous that a national registry like this isn't already mandated.
Oct 20, 2016 Robert Rogan
Oct 20, 2016 tinakay Russell
Oct 20, 2016 Gretchen Peterson
Oct 20, 2016 Mimi Ngo
Oct 20, 2016 Abigail Dimen-Taylor
Oct 20, 2016 susan barta
Oct 20, 2016 Leslie Taylor Any cruelty to an animal can easily lead to cruelty towards human beings. Make the registry.
Oct 20, 2016 Carol Kathleen Taylor This is so important!
Oct 20, 2016 Ellin Reisner This registry would help rescue groups and animal control staff to protect animals across state borders.
Oct 20, 2016 Kathryn McKinnon
Oct 20, 2016 Susan Ellis
Oct 20, 2016 Cecile Lax
Oct 20, 2016 Kathy Huddleston This will be a good thing to help abused animals.
Oct 20, 2016 Colleen Nielsen I propose that people who abuse animals are also liable to be dangerous to people. There have been studies published that show many serial killers started out abusing and killing birds and animals. List them, similar to the terrorist watch list
Oct 19, 2016 Kristen DeMarco
Oct 19, 2016 Karin Shuttlesworth
Oct 19, 2016 Michael Wagner Abuser killed my dogs she was "caring: for while we were away. Got convicted, but only fine. Moved to Florida and have contact with groups there, she is continuing and says NJ conviction was fabricated. We need national registry NOW!!!!!
Oct 19, 2016 Laura Martinek
Oct 19, 2016 Joyce McConnell Please help. I am sure people would volunteer to help in any way. I would certainly do whatever I could do to help prevent animal abuse.
Oct 19, 2016 Vicki Surma We need a registry for animal abusers to protect the animals from state to state. This will make it harder for these sick monsters to get an animal to abuse.
Oct 19, 2016 Les Adams
Oct 19, 2016 Sevda Cenkci
Oct 18, 2016 Barbara Light
Oct 18, 2016 Laura Boshnakian Animals deserve to be protected I less than a human child. If not more, because they literally don't have a voice
Oct 18, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Oct 18, 2016 Mary Cathey
Oct 18, 2016 Linda Schumann
Oct 18, 2016 Karen LoPiano This registry will also alert animal shelter employees of past abusive behavior and prevent adoption of other animals. I implore you to do what ever is necessary to stop the inhumane treatment of animals. Thank you in advance.
Oct 18, 2016 Roberta Butler
Oct 17, 2016 Joyce Heyman
Oct 17, 2016 Elfeida Lagerhof
Oct 17, 2016 Stacey Emmel
Oct 17, 2016 Sofia U
Oct 17, 2016 (Name not displayed) Please help those of us that raise and sale animals to avoid placing them in the wrong hands.
Oct 17, 2016 Lisa Avram
Oct 17, 2016 Anna MAresca Animals are like family so why not make abusers known to everyone. Let the world know who is capable of hurting an innocent animal that cannot defend themselves. The abusers are inhumane and should get jail and be fined.
Oct 17, 2016 maria lozano

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