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...
"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
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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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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.
URI People and Animals Living Safely (URIPALS)
Urban Resource Institute’s(URI) programs are about supporting individuals and families and protecting the whole family from abuse—and we knew a solution was needed. That’s why we’ve launched URIPALS—People and Animals Living Safely, a pilot program at URI’s...
Newsletter of The American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, Volume 19
Contents: Quality of Life for People and Pets, pg 1WALTHAM/AAH-ABV Collaborate, pg 1Bustad memorial Lecture, pg 3What Do We Mean By Quality of Life?, pg 3Behavioral Management to Promote Quality of Life, pg 4Making the Quality of Life the Focus, pg 5Quality of Life for Animals in Confinement, pg...
Culture, reform politics, and future directions: a review of China's animal protection challenge
| Contributor(s):: Li, P. J., Davey, G.
Incidents of animal abuse in China attract worldwide media attention. Is China culturally inclined to animal cruelty, or is the country’s development strategy a better explanation? This article addresses the subject of animal protection in China, a topic that has been ignored for too long...
The link between animal abuse and family violence.
| Contributor(s):: Arkow, P.
| Contributor(s):: Tiplady, C., Walsh, D., Baulch, M.
Help uncover veterinary experiences of abuse in animals and people
| Contributor(s):: Tiplady, C.
This article discusses the relationship between abuse of animals and people. The cruelty towards animals due to violence at home and related human abuse are highlighted.
Reaction of the veterinarian and the animal behaviour therapist confronted with a potentially problematic family situation of a client
| Contributor(s):: Meester, R. de, Hoey, K. van
The relationship between animal abuse and domestic violence or child abuse is discussed. The legal framework in Belgium regarding the obligation to report intrafamilial violence and extrafamilial child abuse is outlined, as well as legal options for interaction when dogs are used to intimidate...
Don't be cruel: assessing beliefs about punishments for crimes against animals
| Contributor(s):: Sims, V. K., Chin, M. G., Yordon, R. E.
Hypothetical scenarios depicting an act of animal abuse were given to 438 participants who rated the appropriateness of eight types of punishments. The predictive value of sex of participant, animal type, crime type (acute abuse or neglect), crime outcome (victim lives or dies), and sex of...