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The Link Between Domestic Violence And Animal Abuse-APRIL

Published: April 14, 2022 at 03:57 PM Author: Janelle Babington



The April LINK-Letter features news about Congress granting full funding for pet-friendly domestic violence shelters, a groundbreaking court decision allowing damages for animal abuse in domestic violence cases, Utah including pets in protection-from-abuse orders, prosecutors and judges addressing animal cruelty – and much more! Click here to read about:

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE and The Link

–   PAWS Act receives full $3,000,000 funding for 2022

–   Groundbreaking ruling allows civil damages for coercive-control pet abuse

–   Tips on including pets in safety planning

–   Utah becomes 37th state to allow pets in protective orders

–   Saskatchewan collaborative partnership expands

 

CROSS-REPORTING and The Link

–  Ohio cross-reporting law showing positive results

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE and The Link

–   NCJFCJ adds Link webinars, resources and template for PSAs to its website

–   DA’s in NY and NC add animal cruelty units

 

Raising LINK AWARENESS

–   “Challenging Animal Cruelty” program raises Link awareness in New Mexico

–   SAF-T podcast spotlights pet-friendly domestic violence shelters

–   Humane education course focuses on The Link between animal and human violence

–   Mexican Senate holds forum on The Link

–   Japanese article discusses impact of witnessing animal abuse

–   One Welfare World Conference proceedings and video feature The Link

 

NEWS FROM LINK COALITIONS

–   Chicago Safe Haven Network seeks executive director

–   Southeast Texas Link Coalition expands

–   SafePet Ontario under new leadership

 

The Link in THE LITERATURE

–  Link-based collaborations are more effective in protecting animals

 

LINK LEGISLATION

We’re watching an amazing 129 bills that have already been introduced in state legislatures and Congress.

 

THE LINK IN THE NEWS…

–   12 convicted in multi-state cocaine and dogfighting ring

–   Jealous father gets 3 years in prison for killing ex-wife’s dogs

–   South Carolina man charged with screwing his dog to a wall

–   Policeman gets prison term for shooting ex-fiancee’s dog

–   Woman charged with throwing boyfriend’s dog off balcony

–   Man charged with shooting two witnesses who tried to stop him from beating a dog

–   Louisiana man charged with 176 counts of child and animal pornography

–   Drug gang massacre claims 26 victims at cockfight

 

plus 22 TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES where you can learn more about how animal abuse is a sentinel indicator and predictor of human violence.

 

Please share the issue with your colleagues and send me your news and names of any associates who would also like to receive The LINK-Letter. Thanks for helping us to make a difference in protecting vulnerable people, animals and communities.

 

Phil Arkow, Coordinator

The National LINK Coalition –

The National Resource Center on The LINK between Animal Abuse and Human Violence

16 Grasshopper Drive

Etowah, NC 28729

828-595-9750

arkowpets@snip.net

www.NationalLinkCoalition.org

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