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  1. Attitudes of Clinical Psychologists Towards the Reporting of Nonhuman Animal Abuse

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    | Contributor(s):: Laetitia Geoffroy-Dallery

    Research consistently demonstrates that nonhuman animals are capable of cognition and complex emotions, but their legal status in the United States remains similar to that of property. As such, they are not protected under laws mandating psychologists to report suspicions of abuse of...

  2. Dog Breed Discrimination in Criminology and Public Knowledge

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    | 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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....

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. Animals without rights : a critical analysis of recent approaches in animal ethics

    | Contributor(s):: Boaz Sharoni

    Non-human animals suffer greatly and are exploited in numerous ways by humans. This is a grave injustice that points to an urgent need for an adequate framework from which to protect animals from mistreatment by humans. Although classical theories in the animal rights literature have existed for...

  12. Proposal for an Animal Crimes Unit within the Milwaukee Police Department

    | Contributor(s):: Caroline Knitter

    The incidence of animal abuse continues to rise in communities across this nation. The range of animal abuse crimes includes starvation and neglect, dog fighting, sexual abuse to malicious killing. Research indicates that crime against or involving animals often leads to crime against humans,...

  13. El vinculo humano-animal: Un acercamiento fenomenologico a la relacion entre las personas y sus animales de compania

    | Contributor(s):: Melendez Samo, Liza Michelle

  14. Newspaper coverage of animal abuse

    | Contributor(s):: Imbrock, Lara Jasmine

  15. Bloodsport and the Michael Vick Dogfighting Case: A Critical Cultural Analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Wil Massey

    After law enforcement officials in Virginia found evidence of a dogfighting operation, the owner, National Football League star Michael Vick, became one of the most vilified figures in America for supporting a bloodsport that inflicts debilitating bodily harm on dogs. This thesis examines that...

  16. The Community Context of Animal and Human Maltreatment: Is there a Relationship between Animal Maltreatment and Human Maltreatment: Does Neighborhood Context Matter?

    | Contributor(s):: Jodi Levinthal

    The purpose of the study is to explore the influence of demographic and neighborhood factors on the phenomenon of animal maltreatment in an urban setting as well as the association of animal maltreatment with human maltreatment. Using a unique dataset of animal maltreatment from the Pennsylvania...

  17. Efterlevnad av beslut om djurförbud hos hållare av sällskapsdjur och lantbruksdjur i Västra Götalands län

    | Contributor(s):: Anna Ringström

    Denna studie riktar sig främst till länsstyrelsen i Västra Götalands län, som var frågeställare, men också till de andra länsstyrelserna i landet. Syftet var att undersöka hur de personer som på något sätt orsakat lidande hos...

  18. Cross-reporting of abuse : child and animal welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Marie Arnold

    This article explores the link between human and animal violence using the Link theory which suggests that an overlap exists between these two forms of violence. The current study stems from legislative requirements in Queensland that limit the capabilities of both child protection agencies and...

  19. A survey of psychologists' attitudes, opinions, and clinical experiences with animal abuse

    | Contributor(s):: Nelson, Pauline

  20. Risk factors and correlates of hurting animals by children

    | Contributor(s):: Kathleen Ann Rooney

    This dissertation is a secondary analysis of a preexisting dataset, the Longitudinal Studies of Child Abuse and Neglect (LONGSCAN), Assessments 0-4 produced by the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN) located in the Family Development Center at Cornell University (2001). This...