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National study to examine children’s roles as perpetrators or reporters of animal abuse

Published: February 11, 2022 at 08:51 PM Author: Janelle Babington



By Phil Arkow

The first national study to examine children’s roles as perpetrators or reporters of animal abuse has been published. Family court judges are looking at how animal abuse affects their cases. And Canadian law now defines threatening, hurting, or killing pets as family violence. All this and more are in your February LINK-Letter about animal abuse’s Links to human violence. Click here to read about:

 

CHILD MALTREATMENT and The Link

–   Juvenile & family court judges urged to consider impact of animal abuse

–   Study examines children as perpetrators or reporters of animal abuse

–   National survey in Norway Links child, animal and domestic abuse

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE and The Link

–   Domestic violence training course for police includes animal abuse as risk factor

–   Animal Welfare Institute expands library of state manuals for survivors & advocates

–   Canadian divorce law includes threats to pets in definition of family violence

–   RedRover seeking Community Outreach Coordinator

–   BestyBnB Links Kansas City survivors with foster pet caregivers

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE and The Link

–   Linked crimes impact an “animal harm spectrum” in a “patchwork of patchworks” of enforcement

–   List of specialized animal cruelty prosecution and enforcement units grows

 

SOCIAL WORK and The Link

–   Two Veterinary Social Work positions will intervene in Link situations

 

VETERINARY MEDICINE and The Link

–  ALDF project promotes collaborative veterinary response to animal cruelty investigations

 

ANIMAL SEXUAL ABUSE and The Link

–  Bill would finally ban bestiality in Washington, D.C.

 

The Link in THE LITERATURE

–  Study examines women’s proclivity for committing animal abuse

 

ASSESSMENT & TREATMENT of LINK OFFENDERS

–   Webinar offers CEUs for BARK abuser diversion program

 

News from LINK COALITIONS

–  New Link coalition organized in Kansas City

–  WANTED: Link news from around the globe!

 

Raising LINK AWARENESS

–   Link cited as way to improve European animal welfare enforcement

–   National Link Coalition cited in domestic violence awareness article

 

LINK LEGISLATION

As the 2022 legislative sessions get under way, we’re watching 87 bills that have already been introduced in state legislatures and Congress.

 

THE LINK IN THE NEWS…

–   West Virginia father charged with child neglect and animal cruelty

–   Dentist charged with murdering wife while on African hunting safari

–   Kentucky man with criminal history charged with burning dog

–   Houston man suspected in carjacking, robbery, stabbing K-9, and killing his father

–   Florida man accused of online blackmail, child pornography and bestiality

–   New Jersey child pornography investigation leads to animal cruelty charges

 

plus 14 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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