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  1. Medical, Behavioral, and Abuse Status Characteristics: Predictors of Perceived Adoptability, Appeal, and Resource Demands of Shelter Dogs

    Contributor(s):: King, Camille A., Smith, Thomas J., Holman, Elizabeth, Serpell, James A., Grandin, Temple

    Animal shelters commonly experience difficulties finding homes for dogs with pre-existing medical or behavioral issues. The purpose of this study was to investigate the various factors that contribute to people’s willingness to consider adopting dogs with different behavioral and medical needs...

  2. College Students' Experiences of Nonhuman Animal Harm in the United States and The Bahamas

    Contributor(s):: Fielding, W., Cronin, T. W., Risley-Curtiss, C.

  3. "We Always Hurt the Things We Love"—Unnoticed Abuse of Companion Animals

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    | Contributor(s):: Bernard E. Rollin

    Despite the fact that companion animals enjoy the status of “members of the family” in contemporary society, there are numerous diseases affecting the longevity of these animals and their quality of life. Some of the most pervasive and damaging problems accrue to pedigreed animals...

  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. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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,...

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

    | Contributor(s):: Newmyer, Stephen T.

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

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

  13. 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...

  14. 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

  15. Interviewer guides used in cruelty research

    | Contributor(s):: Arluke, A.

    The following interviewer guides have been developed and used by the author in his research on animal abusers as well as on complainants and battered women whose animals have been abused.

  16. Risk factors for the development of animal cruelty

    | Contributor(s):: Gullone, E.

    Research shows that animal cruelty shares many of the aetiological pathways and risk factors that have been shown for other aggressive behaviors. The shared aetiology not only aids understanding of the co-occurrence that has been documented between animal cruelty and other aggressive and...

  17. Empowering Abused Women Through Equine Assisted Career Therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Froeschle, Janet

  18. Community demographics and the propensity to report animal cruelty

    | Contributor(s):: Taylor, N., Signal, T. D.

    The last decade has seen an increased awareness concerning links between violence to nonhuman animals and violence to humans. This has resulted in a number of cross-reporting initiatives between family service providers and animal welfare organizations. The success of these initiatives rests on...

  19. Behavioral and psychological characteristics of canine victims of abuse

    | Contributor(s):: McMillan, F. D., Duffy, D. L., Zawistowski, S. L., Serpell, J. A.

    Abuse is an intentional act that causes harm to an individual. Dogs ( Canis familiaris) with a known or suspected history of abuse were solicited for the study. A panel of 5 experts in canine behavior and abuse selected the dogs judged as having a certain or near certain history of being abused...

  20. Coercive control and abused women’s decisions about their pets when seeking shelter

    | Contributor(s):: Hardesty, Jennifer L., Khaw, Lyndal, Ridgway, Marcella D., Weber, Cheryl, Miles, Teresa