Animal Advocates

Petition For a National Animal Abuser Registry

“People who abuse animals are psychologically diminished. They are incapable of forming healthy relationships and are dangerous to society. The correlation between violent criminals and those who abuse animals is nearly perfect. If you know someone who has done this or has talked about abusing animals it is important that they be reported. A child, defenseless adult or senior citizen will most likely be the next victim. Even if you think “it’s only an animal” remember this; animal abusers don’t stop at defenseless animals.” -Michael Moore

A petition to create a national registry on known animal abusers is currently open for signatures at the popular petition site,

A national registry, like those created for known sexual offenders, would offer an added layer of protection to shelters, rescue groups, and individuals looking to find suitable, loving, appropriate homes for dogs and cats looking to avoid placing these animals in homes where they may not be safe.

Animal abusers listed in such a registry would include (but not be limited to) those persons involved in dog fighting, persons convicted of animal cruelty, people convicted of animal neglect, and those charged with intentionally inflicting harm or suffering on a non-human animal.

From the Petition to Create a National Registry of Known Animal Abusers:

People who intentionally hurt animals because they enjoy hurting things or because it makes them feel powerful are the worst form of living being on earth! Many of these people would hurt other people if they could get away with it. They just choose to hurt animals because animals are more helpless than people, and they have no voice – no say in what is happening to them.

We need to be their voice and stand up for them! We need a national registry for animal abusers just as we have for pedophiles and other criminals. Animal abuse is illegal and those who abuse need to be publicly acknowledged and tracked as offenders in order to help protect our society at large.

If you agree that a national registry is a necessity, please sign (and SHARE!) the petition by clicking here:



  1. donna saville

    Nov 18, 2013 at 6:40 am

    we humans are the voice for all animals so lets all stand together & stop animal cruelty, these scum who do these horrid things need to be punished

  2. Rebecca Perez

    Nov 13, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Yes I agree. This should have been done a long time ago. Lets save the ones we can from here on out!!

  3. Sallie RODMAN

    Nov 10, 2013 at 1:01 am

    Come on legislators. It’s time!

  4. Dixie

    Nov 8, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    It’s about time. I was married to an abuser and he also abused our pets, throwing them out as hard as he could against a tree. Taking a declawed female cat when he was told she does not go out side and leaving her out side for wild dogs to kill her. Holding up a cat by the tail over a growling dog telling people its funny. These people need to be arrested and spend their free time in jail

  5. Kevin

    Nov 8, 2013 at 10:24 am

    couldn’t agree more

  6. Nancy F

    Nov 8, 2013 at 10:18 am


  7. Pennie

    Nov 8, 2013 at 8:23 am

    VERY, VERY LONG OVER DO. It has been proven that animal abusers tend to become people abusers…… Or worse.

  8. françois marchand

    Nov 8, 2013 at 8:23 am


  9. Tony Sheedy

    Nov 8, 2013 at 4:53 am

    It’s such an emotive subject for those of us that care for animals. I’m more than happy to have a register for abusers of animals. Those that abuse have no respect for the life of the animals they hurt. There’s no deterrent for them to stop, hence they act how they want with impunity. As with everyone on here, there should be a penalty when caught. Lets hope the politicians see sense and pass a bill to get it off the ground!

  10. Melissa Berthiaume

    Nov 8, 2013 at 3:30 am

    Must be done

  11. Kmonty

    Nov 8, 2013 at 12:44 am

    Hurting anything innocent is a crime. Hurting anything at all is a crime. Make it punishable, make it known.

  12. Ellen Hatch

    Nov 7, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    WE are animals. WE are also animals. How can you say “people who abuse animals will also abuse humans. Duh! Humans are animals also. It should go “People who abuse non-human animals will also abuse human animals.

  13. Wendy Schwartzr

    Nov 7, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Animal abuse registry – YES!!

  14. Megan

    Nov 7, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    I agree 100% that there needs to be a registry for people that abuse animals, just like a sex offenders registry.

  15. Penny Cacciatore

    Nov 7, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    We need this immediately !

  16. Linda Krutz

    Nov 7, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    A local and or national registry is long overdue! Animal abuse leads to human abuse. When are the “experts” going to realize this?

  17. Marianne Thomas

    Nov 7, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Definitely needed ASAP!

  18. Assunta Connor

    Nov 7, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    this has gone on too long. Abusers are getting away with it. There needs to be much stiffer sentences. Weve been too soft for too long with these cruel abusers.

  19. Betty DeRossett

    Nov 7, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    I would love to see a national registry for animal abusers,,,,,,Prison time is a must for all abusers

  20. Jeanne Cotrofeld

    Nov 7, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    I would love to see a national registry for pet abusers. All animals deserve a loving home.

  21. festus lloyd

    Nov 7, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    YES ALL abusers should do hard time in prison or turn them over to me an won’t have to worry with them any moore.

  22. Leslie

    Nov 7, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Definitely agree this is long overdue! Tougher sentences, new laws!

  23. kath

    Nov 7, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    People who abuse animals are a threat to our communities. Also, no animal should end up in their hands.

  24. Linda Sims

    Nov 7, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Long overdue. Abusing, neglecting or killing of animals is a huge offense in my eyes and the eyes of a lot of people. I cannot fathom a mind that could or would do such a heinous thing. Those who do have something terrible wrong with them and I consider that a threat to not only animals but children and adults. Animals have feelings, the love and are loyal. There are smart and understand the human connection. Large fines, long imprisonment are a start. Such humans who are guilty of these crimes are a menace to society. No more misdemeanors, only felonies.

  25. Kim Lawrence

    Nov 7, 2013 at 7:29 pm


  26. Cathy Lighty

    Nov 7, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    We need to protect those who cannot speak for themselves. God gave us reign over these creatures, not to abuse, but to love and protect. Every single person who abuses an animal needs to pay for their crime and be identified on a national abuse registry. Let’s do it!

  27. KB

    Nov 7, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    It should be a World Wide registry, not just National!

    • Christina Roler

      Nov 9, 2013 at 6:56 am

      KB: World Wide! YES!!

  28. Joy Helm

    Nov 7, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Yes, we are their voice.

  29. brenda Sickels

    Nov 7, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Please yes, they need to be prtected stiffer laws , fines, never let them have another pet, start a regestry of animal abusers, speacial laws on breaders for they abuse, not everone that wants to bread should be given a licence, inspections of all kennels, all pets sold must be fixed unless for good breaders! thank you Brenda Sickels

  30. Betty Holbrook

    Nov 7, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    we need to be their Voice and Salvation.Animals are Smart.loving and more
    forgiving than any Human.Family to Us.we need stiffer laws and Abusers should be on a Registry

  31. joyce england

    Nov 7, 2013 at 5:32 pm


  32. Cheryl Wright

    Nov 7, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    We need to STOP animal abuse. Animals have feelings and can think. I know they are smarter than humans…why you may ask, they are loyal humans are NOT.

  33. Donna Barden

    Nov 7, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Absolutely there should be a registry for animal abusers. And stiff sentence not just a slap on the wrist or a fine

  34. Roxanne Stack

    Nov 7, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    These people are dangerous to anyone they come in contact! Anybody that would do this to an innocent dog is to be feared but more than that DEALT WITH by the court!!!!!

  35. Christine Hofstee

    Nov 7, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    We need to protect these fur babies!!!

  36. Zona Hays

    Nov 7, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    What ever they do to the animal should be done to them. If they abuse animals and get away with it next it will be children!

  37. mike phillips

    Nov 7, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    The plenty for these people is not enuff I sat what ever they did to animal is what should b done to them ! I bet it would it would stop !!!

  38. Teresa Stancomb

    Nov 7, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Anyone who abuses animals should get hard prison time. They should never be able to own another animal for the rest of their lives, not even a fish.

  39. PJ

    Nov 7, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    It’s a shame humans need to be policed like this but if it takes a registry, then so be it.

    • Christina Roler

      Nov 9, 2013 at 6:54 am

      Tonya, I couldn’t agree more. We are “theoretically” on the top of the food chain. Some human behavior makes me honestly ashamed to be one.

  40. Tonya Lynn

    Nov 7, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    There should be a list so steps can be took to stop these people from continuing to get animals and abuse them

  41. Debbie Swartzlander

    Nov 7, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    this kind of stuff needs to be stopped

  42. Teresa L. Clauson

    Nov 7, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    People who hurt animals and children deserve the worst punishments available!

  43. sandra spear

    Nov 7, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Yes I agree we should have more protection for our 4 legged friends & family it way past timeI will pound the cement if I can help get the bill passed. everytime i go on the internet or FB it breaks my heart what i see that sick people do to animals they need to be severly punishedfor that abuse like child abuse or domestic abuse its just as deplorable.The animals cant talk for themselves we the people need to stand up & do something positve for them.

  44. MaryT

    Nov 7, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    This is way overdue. We need tougher laws against these sick people who are so cruel to animals it could make you sick. Why do they only get a slap on the wrist? They need to be truly punished for their actions!

  45. Debra Jackson

    Nov 7, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    People need to be punished for these cruel acts. These innocent animals need rights too!

    • Diane Singer

      Nov 7, 2013 at 4:02 pm

      YES these evil, sick people need to be punished.

  46. melody

    Nov 7, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    For any living creature if you get caught abusing it you should be put on a national list.

  47. Theresa (Terry) Liddle

    Nov 7, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Absolutely, it can’t be done soon enough!

  48. cristina durante

    Nov 7, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    no comment!

  49. Chassidy Reff

    Nov 7, 2013 at 2:02 pm


    • Janet Ramella

      Nov 7, 2013 at 5:56 pm


      • Joy Donel

        Nov 8, 2013 at 12:13 am

        I think the abuse of any animal is a crime and should be treated as such and yes there should be registered as abusers and not allowed to have any animals in there home!!!!!!

    • kadee

      Nov 8, 2013 at 6:28 pm

      I am a strong advocate for abused animals!

      I want to help in any way I can! Do you know how I can start a pettition? (I have tried and can’t get anywhere on my computer)

      We are their voice and they deserve love, grace and mercy!

      Thanx for your help!


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