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  1. 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.

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    | 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...

  2. "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...

  3. 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...

  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. The Perpetration of Adulthood Animal Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence in Men and Women Arrested for Domestic Violence

    | Contributor(s):: Jeniimarie Febres

    Intimate partner violence (IPV) occurs at devastatingly high rates in the United States. The current interventions for perpetrators of IPV are limited in their effectiveness. Research regarding characteristics of perpetrators of IPV may provide needed insights about their aggression in order to...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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,...

  12. 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

  13. Newsletter of The American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, Volume 19

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    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...

  14. The link between animal abuse and family violence.

    | Contributor(s):: Arkow, P.

  15. Human/animal abuse

    | Contributor(s):: Tiplady, C., Walsh, D., Baulch, M.

  16. Domestic violence and the abuse of pets: researching the link and its implications in Ireland

    | Contributor(s):: Allen, Mary, Gallagher, Barbara, Jones, Boyd

  17. Making the connection - elder abuse and animal cruelty

    | Contributor(s):: Podnieks, E.

  18. 'A fiendish outrage'? A study of animal maiming in East Anglia: 1830-1870

    | Contributor(s):: Archer, J. E.

  19. 'Battered pets': features that raise suspicion of non-accidental injury

    | Contributor(s):: Munro, H. M. C., Thrusfield, M. V.

  20. Child abuse, animal abuse, and the veterinarian

    | Contributor(s):: Arkow, P.