The Relationship Between Family Violence and Animal Cruelty
This section provides studies that examined the overlap between interpersonal violence along with animal cruelty. It also supported the idea that animal cruelty is a “reliable red flag” regarding the presence of child abuse or domestic violence. Another study presented indicated that women who experience domestic violence and enter a shelter express concern about abuse against their companion animals. One study found that 71% reported that their partner had threatened and/or actually hurt or killed one or more of their pets.
KeywordsLink between animal cruelty and family violence Intimate partner violence Child abuse
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