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  1. Demographic Characteristics of Individuals Who Abuse Animals: A Systematic Review

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    | Contributor(s):: Lisa Emmett, Nina Kasacek, Birgit Ursula Stetina

    The purpose of the following review is to evaluate current literature on animal abuse including animal hoarding and zoophilia to identify demographic characteristics of adults who abuse animals. The review was conducted by using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and...

  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. "Animals May Take Pity on Us": Using Traditional Tribal Beliefs to Address Animal Abuse and Family Violence Within Tribal Nations

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  4. Revisiting a Link: Animal Abuse, Bullying, and Empathy in Australian Youth

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    | Contributor(s):: Denise Parkes, Tania Signal

    Experience of deliberate animal harm has been found to be a risk factor for school-based violence and later criminality. However, much of the extant research is based on retrospective or caregiver reports with few studies surveying youth directly. The aim of the current study was to address...

  5. Attitudes to Animal Abuse in Veterinary Practice in Poland

    | Contributor(s):: Pręgowski, Michał Piotr, Cieślik, Sandra

    Over the last two decades, animal abuse and neglect, as well as the relationship between animal abuse and domestic violence, have been the subject of numerous academic inquiries. Existing studies on this issue have primarily been conducted in Anglo-Saxon and Western European countries, and little...

  6. Development of a Canine Care and Welfare Knowledge Scale: Implications for Welfare and Preventing Dogfighting

    | Contributor(s):: Iliopoulou, Maria A., Rosenbaum, Rene P., Carleton, Carla L.

    The objective of this study was to develop a Canine Care and Welfare Knowledge (CCWK) Scale for use in educational intervention development and evaluation and validate the instrument. The study population was 504 children, aged 11 to 19 years old, from Detroit, MI. In this cross-sectional study,...

  7. Mandated Reporting of Suspected Animal Harm by Australian Veterinarians: Community Attitudes

    | Contributor(s):: Acutt, Donna, Signal, Tania, Taylor, Nik

    Research demonstrates that animal abuse is linked with various forms of interpersonal violence and that veterinarians themselves are concerned about this link. However, Australian veterinarians are not currently mandated to report cases of suspected animal abuse (AA), a position outlined by the...

  8. Fleeing with Fido: an Analysis of What Canadian Domestic Violence Shelters Are Communicating Via their Websites about Leaving an Abusive Relationship when Pets Are Involved

    | Contributor(s):: Gray, Allison, Barrett, Betty Jo, Fitzgerald, Amy, Peirone, Amy

  9. Domestic violence and companion animals in the context of LGBT people's relationships

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    | Contributor(s):: Nik Taylor, Heather Fraser, Damien W Riggs

    The link between domestic violence and animal abuse has now been well established, indicating that where there is one form of abuse, there is often the other. Research on this link, however, has almost exclusively focused on heterosexual cisgender people’s relationships. Lacking, then, is...

  10. Help-Seeking Among Abused Women With Pets: Evidence From a Canadian Sample

    | Contributor(s):: Barrett, B. J., Fitzgerald, A., Peirone, A., Stevenson, R., Cheung, C. H.

  11. Assessment of Recent Cases of Animal Hoarding in Germany: The Challenge for Animal Shelters and Public Authorities

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    | 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;...

  12. A Template Analysis of Intimate Partner Violence Survivors' Experiences of Animal Maltreatment: Implications for Safety Planning and Intervention

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    | 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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

  15. Review of The Question of the Animal and Religion: Theoretical Stakes, Practical Implications

    | Contributor(s):: A.G. Holdier

    A. G. Holdier reviews The Question of the Animal and Religion: Theoretical Stakes, Practical Implications

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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.

  19. '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...

  20. 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...