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How animal abuse links with human violence

Published: January 24, 2022 at 06:04 PM Author: Janelle Babington



CLICK HERE TO READ MORE January LINK-Letter

“The Michigan teenager who allegedly killed four students and wounded seven others reportedly has a history of torturing animals. Two key legislators say that emphasizing how animal abuse hurts people is a better strategy to get animal welfare laws passed. And we need your help to identify prosecutors and law enforcement offices that have dedicated animal cruelty units. All of this and more is in your January LINK-Letter about animal abuse’s Links to human violence.” Phil Arkow, Coordinator, The National LINK Coalition 

Click here to read about:  January LINK-Letter 

 THE LINK IN THE NEWS…

–   Michigan teenage school shooter said to also torture animals

–   Ex-cop suspected of child pornography and bestiality

–   Mother was charged with child neglect and animal cruelty while DCF was unresponsive

–   Police investigating a murder-suicide that also claimed the family dog

–   Texas man killed as thieves of stolen dog try to claim reward

–   Barking dogs complaint results in shootings of two police officers

LEGISLATION and The Link

–  A Link emphasis can advance laws and aid reconciliation with indigenous communities

–  Court-appointed advocates for animals bill to be re-introduced in Florida

CHILD MALTREATMENT and The Link

–   Child welfare professionals sought for a focus group to inform juvenile & family court judges

 CRIMINAL JUSTICE and The Link

–  Help us identify specialized animal cruelty prosecution and enforcement units

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE and The Link

– Churches seen as untapped resource for victim support

VETERINARY MEDICINE and The Link

–  Study examines conditions of Purdue University’s PetSafe program

–  Canadian veterinary technicians learn about The Link

LAW ENFORCEMENT and The Link

–  300 Calgary police officers receive Link training

SOCIAL WORK and The Link

–   Applications invited for three assistant professorships

COVID-19 and The Link

–   Study to examine animal shelter and pet owner challenges

The Link in THE LITERATURE

–  Suspected serial cat killings found to be caused by natural predators

 Raising LINK AWARENESS

–   Link awareness grows in Kentucky, Alberta, and across North America

LINK LEGISLATION

We’re celebrating 24 major Link legislative victories among 132 bills that were introduced in 2021 in state and federal legislatures addressing how animal abuse is Linked with other family and community violence. And we’re watching 79 more that have already been introduced for 2022.

plus 23 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 the names of any associates who would also like to receive The LINK-Letter.

Send to:

arkowpets@snip.net

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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jmuhj
jmuhj
7 months ago

My primary concern is for the innocent and blameless, first of all, cats. But anything that gets laws passed increasing jail sentences, penalties, and bans on having any animals in future by these killers and abusers has my absolute support.

V Clifford
V Clifford
7 months ago
Reply to  jmuhj

Absolutely agree.

MSSM
MSSM
4 months ago

we MUST get the PSYCHOS off the streets — WHO do they think they are! — do NOT let the IDIOTS get away with their horrors to Animals — CRIMES against ANIMALS must be taken seriously