Dog Breed Discrimination in Criminology and Public Knowledge
| Contributor(s):: Megan Ekkert
Animal abuse is never an easy topic for people to discuss. Until recently, animal abuse was only considered a misdemeanor charge under the law, but now it can be considered a felony charge. While that should be good news for animals, there are still a lot of questions when it comes to animal...
Attitude change regarding animal abuse in adults the effect of education and visual aids
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| Contributor(s):: Ashley Carter
Additionally, images of animals alone immediately increased attitudes regarding treatment of animals. This difference does not appear to increase further over time. Images of animals alone appear to aid in immediately altering individuals' sense of continuity with animals. The attitude that...
Assessment of Recent Cases of Animal Hoarding in Germany: The Challenge for Animal Shelters and Public Authorities
| Contributor(s):: Sophie Arnold, Henriette Mackensen, Evelyn Ofensberger, Brigitte Rusche
Animal hoarding is a severe problem in the field of human-animal interaction. The goal of this study was to assess the current situation of animal hoarding in Germany. Reports of animal hoarding cases were collected from animal shelters and public media between January 2012 and December 2015;...
A Template Analysis of Intimate Partner Violence Survivors' Experiences of Animal Maltreatment: Implications for Safety Planning and Intervention
| Contributor(s):: Elizabeth A. Collins, Anna M. Cody, Shelby Elaine McDonald, Nicole Nicotera, Frank R. Ascione, James Herbert WIlliams
This study explores the intersection of intimate partner violence (IPV) and animal cruelty in an ethnically diverse sample of 103 pet-owning IPV survivors recruited from community-based domestic violence programs. Template analysis revealed five themes: (a) Animal Maltreatment by Partner as a...
The Sociology of Animal Crime: An Examination of Incidents and Arrests in Chicago
| Contributor(s):: Keri Burchfield
This study seeks to sociologically examine the patterns of animal crime in one large American city. Using Chicago Police Department animal crimes data, this research analyzes the types of crimes perpetrated, characteristics related to animal crime, and patterns of arrest. Findings indicate that...
Exploring Empathy and Callous–Unemotional Traits as Predictors of Animal Abuse Perpetrated by Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence
| Contributor(s):: Christie Hartman, Tina Hageman, James Herbert Williams, Jason St. Mary, Frank R. Ascione
Say "Neigh" to Abuse: On the Treatment of Horses and Mules in the Civil War
| Contributor(s):: Anika N. Jensen
The stuffed head of Old Baldy, General George Meade’s favorite horse, can be found mounted on the wall of the Grand Army of the Republic Museum in Philadelphia. General Robert E. Lee’s horse, Traveler, received gifts and international adoration even after the war’s end, and...
| Contributor(s):: Renn Hartmann
The extent of animal abuse, neglect and abandonment places increased pressure on animal welfare organisations to protect the welfare of animals. Such organisations operate under restricting circumstances, doing what they can with what they have and under heavy reliance on support from the public....
Baby Steps: Minnesota Raises Certain Forms of Animal Cruelty to Felony Status
| Contributor(s):: Corwin R. Kruse
The relationships between humans and animals are complex and contradictory; we welcome them into our homes and treat them as members of the family, yet we inflict upon them all manner of atrocities. Although laws prohibiting cruelty to animals exist in all...
Protecting Cats and Dogs in Order to Protect Humans: Making the Case for a Felony Companion Animal Statute in Mississippi
| Contributor(s):: Deborah Challener
During the 2010 session of the Mississippi legislature, Senator Billy Hewes (R-Gulfport) introduced Senate Bill No. 2623 which, inter alia, made it a felony to "with malice torture, mutilate, maim, burn, starve, disfigure or kill any domesticated dog or cat." The penalty for a...
Ghost herds : rescuing horses and horse people in Bluegrass Kentucky
| Contributor(s):: Tamar V.S. McKee
This dissertation examines the cultural and historical dimensions of why certain communities in the United States are compelled to rescue animals from abuse, neglect, or death. In particular, it engages with the debate over sending “unwanted” horses to slaughter, touching upon not...
Investigating cruelty to animals in private and commercial settings
| Contributor(s):: Catherine Mary Tiplady
This thesis examines animal abuse occurring in the context of domestic violence, among animals encountered by veterinarians in practice and in media broadcasts of animal cruelty. Whilst the focus on the thesis is on animal abuse within a domestic violence context, I have also studied...
Veterinarians and Their Perception of the Treatment of Animal Abuse Cases in the Criminal Justice System
| Contributor(s):: Dustin A. Richardson
Americans love their companion animals. In 2015, nearly two-thirds (65%) of all households in the U.S. housed at least one pet (APPA, n.d.). This love does not translate to policy, however, as many animals are left defenseless. Interestingly, the Animal Legal Defense Fund (2016) has ranked...
When the client is not the abuser, but one of the abused
| Contributor(s):: Tania Signal
The question of client confidentiality and reporting animal abuse is complicated when the client is not the abuser, and when the abuse (of both people and animals) may escalate precisely because it has been (or may be) reported.
'It's a dog's life': culture, empathy, gender and domestic violence predict animal abuse in adolescents – implications for societal health
| Contributor(s):: Malcolm Plant, Paul van Schaik, Eleonora Gullone, Clifton P. Flynn
Whereas the majority of previous research conducted on animal abuse has been in environments where animal abuse is rarely evidenced, the current study investigated the ramifications of animal abuse in an environment wherein the national culture creates an ethos of the ‘social...
The criminal and criminological aspects of animal abuse - Animal abuse and the link between animal abuse and violence towards humans
| Contributor(s):: Hognestad Helle
What is animal abuse? When asking this question most likely you would get many different answers. A statement published by an animal rights organizationi characterizes animal abuse as “any use or treatment of animals that seems unnecessarily cruel, regardless of whether the act is against...
The media coverage of animal abuse in the digital versions of two media in Peru as well as the perceptions of activists and decision makers
| Contributor(s):: Marita Calderon Torres
This research contributes to an ethical debate in Peru; One whose incipient condition is inversely proportional to its level of urgency. If respect for the different forms of life that coexist with human beings matters in the various agendas, the issue of animal abuse is still a point of focus...
Childhood animal abuse and violent criminal behavior: a brief review of the literature
| Contributor(s):: Susan M. McDonald
The connection between cruelty to animals in childhood/early adolescence and adult violent criminal behavior has been a topic of interest for decades. Formal research on this matter began as early as the 1960s with Mead’s 1964 bulletin article including her theory “that childhood...
The Connection between Animal Abuse and Family Violence: A Selected Annotated Bibliography
| Contributor(s):: Sharon L. Nelson
This selected annotated bibliography assembles legal and social literature that examines the link between domestic violence and animal abuse. Drawing from an ever-growing body of written works dedicated to the issue, the bibliography presents the works that are most informative and useful to the...
The Rescuers: intersections of individual and group activism and the recognition of the human-animal "Link"
| Contributor(s):: Andrea Button
Academics, victims, and advocates have increasingly brought attention to the need for programs and policies to protect and shelter nonhuman victims of domestic violence. Research focused on the “Link” between human-based violence and violence against animals has played a significant...