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  1. Envision: Equine Assisted Therapeutic Activities & Resource Center

    The mission of Envision Therapeutic Horsemanship Inc. is to engage a partnership between horses and humans to benefit, empower and facilitate positive change in the lives of individuals and their families. Envision accomplishes this by providing therapeutic riding, equine-assisted therapy and...

  2. 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...

  3. Social detox

    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....

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. A Quantitative Study of Animal-Assisted Interventions with Youth Who Have Experienced Maltreatment

    Contributor(s):: Meghan Elizabeth Anderson

    Youth who have experienced maltreatment (abuse, neglect, exposure to violence) typically exhibit worse life outcomes (lower graduation rates, higher incident of substance use, unplanned pregnancies, etc.). Effective therapeutic interventions are important to combat these negative effects. Animal...

  7. 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...

  8. Animal Abuse and Human Interpersonal Violence in Canada: An Anthrozoological Perspective on Policy, Legislation and the Need for Cross-sector Reporting

    Contributor(s):: Adriana Pisano Beaumont

    In the last decade, research evidence has increasingly demonstrated a co-occurrence of human interpersonal violence and abusive behaviour toward nonhuman animals although the actual nature of this intersection continues to remain controversial. While livestock and wildlife can also become...

  9. Impact of animal assisted therapy on troubled teenage girls

    Contributor(s):: Drishti, Goenka

  10. The Perpetration of Adulthood Animal Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence in Men and Women Arrested for Domestic Violence

    Contributor(s):: Jeniimarie Febres

    Intimate partner violence (IPV) occurs at devastatingly high rates in the United States. The current interventions for perpetrators of IPV are limited in their effectiveness. Research regarding characteristics of perpetrators of IPV may provide needed insights about their aggression in order to...

  11. Animal Cruelty and Elder Abuse

    Contributor(s):: Edward F. Ansello

    Do people who mistreat animals also mistreat humans? Over the course of time, does someone who mistreats small creatures “graduate” to abusing humans, especially vulnerable older adults?We’ve heard, of course, about the extreme, sociopathic murderers who escalated from...

  12. The ongoing impact of domestic violence on animal welfare

    Contributor(s):: Catherine M. Tiplady, Deborah B. Walsh, J.c. Phillips

    A study of five women who had left violent relationships six months previously was undertaken to elicit information on the importance of companion animals during the violence and subsequent period. The questions focused on the women’s experiences of companion animal ownership during...

  13. Knowledge about the penalties imposed people who mistreat animalsConhecimento sobre as penalidades aplicadas as pessoas que maltratam animais

    Contributor(s):: Lima, J. L. A. de, Alves, N. D., Amora, S. S. A., Lima, C. T. A. de, Torres, L. F., Melo, F. da C. S.

    A survey was conducted to determine the knowledge level of penalties for animal cruelty in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil [date not given]. It was shown that 60% of respondents said they knew animals had legislative protection, while 40% were unaware of this. 18% said they knew some animal...

  14. Protocol for expert report on animal welfare in case of companion animal cruelty suspicion

    Contributor(s):: Hammerschmidt, J., Molento, C. F. M.

    Animal welfare expert reports may support court decisions when animal abuse or maltreatment is suspected. The objective of this work is to adapt animal welfare assessment protocols to identify companion animal abuse. The proposed protocol includes four indicator categories: nutritional, comfort,...

  15. Plutarch on the Treatment of Animals: The Argument from Marginal Cases

    Contributor(s):: Newmyer, Stephen T.

  16. Horses for Hope

    Horses for Hope is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established in 2003 to provide therapeutic healing of the mind, body and soul using horses as a dynamic, interactive tool for individuals of all ages with or without disabilities, including those who may suffer from physical or mental...

  17. Helping at-risk youth overcome trauma and substance abuse through animal-assisted therapy

    Contributor(s):: Kelly, Melissa A., Cozzolino, Callandre A.

  18. Ethical issues concerning the public viewing of media broadcasts of animal cruelty

    Contributor(s):: Tiplady, C. M., Walsh, D. B., Phillips, C. J. C.

    Undercover filming is a method commonly used by animal activist groups to expose animal cruelty and it is important to consider the effects of publically releasing video footage of cruel practices on the viewers' mental health. Previously, we reported that members of the Australian public were...

  19. The connection between domestic violence and animal cruelty in Puerto Rico: An anthropological study

    Contributor(s):: Vazquez Soto, Nancy Y.

    Violence against women is one of Puerto Rico’s most critical social problems and for this reason, anthropological thought is critically necessary. Some women in Puerto Rico are vulnerable to situations of violence and control through domestic violence while their animals become involved in...

  20. The Improved Standards for Laboratory Animals Act and the Proposed Regulations: A Glimmer of Home In the Battle Against Abusive Animal Research

    Contributor(s):: Robert J. Masonis