Protecting Fido, protecting the family Developing domestic violence law to include companion animals
Contributor(s):: Swemmer, Sheena
H.O.P.E.-full Pastures is an Ohio (501c3) non-profit corporation established and founded in 2020. Located in Hamilton, OH, just under 6 acres, the Carrero's had prayed for such a property for about 10 years before purchasing the farm in 2014. At H.O.P.E.-full Pastures, we strive to...
The Effects of Equine-Assisted Activities on the Attachment Security of Abused Women
| Contributor(s):: Ilana B. Silver
The present study was designed to explore the impact of equine-assisted activities on attachment security among women who have experienced intimate partner violence. Attachment security was assessed at three different time points using the Experiences in Close Relationships Scale (ECR)...
What Patients Prioritize for Research to Improve Their Lives and How Their Priorities Get Dismissed again
| Contributor(s):: Groot, B., Haveman, A., Buree, M., Zuijlen, R. V., Zuijlen, J. V., Abma, T.
Health researchers increasingly work with patients in a participatory fashion. Active patient involvement throughout the research process can provide epistemic justice to patients who have often only had an informant role in traditional health research. This study aims to conduct participatory...
Community attitudes reflect reporting rates and prevalence of animal mistreatment
| Contributor(s):: Glanville, C., Ford, J., Cook, R., Coleman, G. J.
Community attitudes toward the treatment of animals are important to understand for the development of intervention programs to prevent mistreatment. We aimed to investigate whether previously identified differences between local government areas (LGAs) in the rates of animal mistreatment...
Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA), Companion Animals and Independent Agency: Why as criminologists we need to start a conversation beyond speciesism and towards an intersectional approach.
| Contributor(s):: Di Turgoose, Ruth E. McKie
Government strategies (such as VAWG) and the Domestic Abuse Consultation (2019) have begun to recognise the importance of supporting and developing strategies to address other ‘invisible’ and ‘vulnerable’ victims/survivors of DVA as distinct topics for empirical study...
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...
Transforming Trauma: Resilience and Healing Through Our Connections With Animals
| Contributor(s):: Philip Tedeschi, Molly Anne Jenkins
Have you ever looked deep into the eyes of an animal and felt entirely known? Often, the connections we share with non-human animals represent our safest and most reliable relationships, offering unique and profound opportunities for healing in periods of hardship. This book focuses on research...
College Students' Experiences of Nonhuman Animal Harm in the United States and The Bahamas
| Contributor(s):: Fielding, W., Cronin, T. W., Risley-Curtiss, C.
"We Always Hurt the Things We Love"—Unnoticed Abuse of Companion Animals
| 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...
Blue Rein Ranch
At Blue Rein Ranch, we offer a variety of services to help people heal from trauma and abuse, as well as cope with mental health concerns like anxiety, depression, ADHD, or grief.
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...
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...
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...
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...
Invisible 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...
Impact of animal assisted therapy on troubled teenage girls
| Contributor(s):: Drishti, Goenka
This study explored the impact of an animal assisted therapy (AAT) group programme on the level of social-emotional competence of female adolescent survivors of abuse who were receiving treatment at a residential facility. By adopting the Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) approach...