Animal Cruelty and Neglect: Prevalence and Community Actions in Victoria, Australia
While animal mistreatment is common worldwide, its true scale is largely unknown. Currently, organisations rely on community reporting (case data) and trends found therein to inform prevention activities. To investigate the prevalence, types, and responses to animal mistreatment in Victoria, we...
Alienation, Modernization, and Animal Welfare: Human-Animal Relationships at the Farm, State, and Country Levels
| Contributor(s):: Briscoe, Michael D.
The Link between Animal Cruelty and Violent Crime Victimization: An Assessment of the Lifetime Impact of Animal Cruelty on Secondary Victims
| Contributor(s):: Ahern, Amber
Socioeconomic Influences on Reports of Canine Welfare Concerns to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) in Queensland, Australia
| Contributor(s):: Hao Yu Shih, Mandy B. A. Paterson, Clive J. C. Phillips
Human–dog relationships are an important contributor to the welfare of dogs, but little is known about the importance of socioeconomic status of the dogs’ owners. We conducted a retrospective study of canine welfare complaints, using Australian government statistics on the...
Is superiority a necessary aspect of cruelty?
| Contributor(s):: William H. Edmondson
Chapman & Huffman argue that humans inflict cruelty without apparent concern because of their categorization of the victims as inferior. The supposed inferiority of non-human animals can be argued against on the basis of documentation and analysis of behaviour. Humans continue to inflict...
Skinning the Cat: How Mandatory Psychiatric Evaluations for Animal Cruelty Offenders Can Prevent Future Violence
| Contributor(s):: Ashley Kunz
In 2017, the Texas legislature amended Texas Penal Code § 42.092, which governs acts of cruelty against non-livestock animals. The statute in its current form makes torturing, killing, or seriously injuring a non-livestock animal a third degree felony, while less serious offenses carry...
Breed Group Effects on Complaints about Canine Welfare Made to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) Queensland, Australia
Cruelty- and neglect-related canine welfare concerns are important welfare and social issues. Dog breed has been identified as a risk factor for bad welfare, and yet its role in different types of canine welfare concerns has not been fully investigated. We conducted a retrospective study of...
Confirmatory factor analyses of the children's attitudes and behaviors towards animals scale in two eastern cultural contexts
| Contributor(s):: Jessica Wong, David Mellor, Xioayan Xu, Ben Richardson
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the factor stability of the Children’s Attitudes and Behaviors Towards Animals Scale (CABTA) across two eastern contexts: China and Malaysia. Confirmatory factor analyses (CFAs) were conducted on data collected from 700 Chinese mothers...
A Retrospective Analysis of Complaints to RSPCA Queensland, Australia, about Dog Welfare
Animal neglect and cruelty are important welfare and social issues. We conducted an epidemiological study of dog welfare complaints and identified risk factors. The retrospective study included 107,597 dog welfare complaints received by RSPCA Queensland from July 2008 to June 2018. The risk...
Does the End Justify the Means? A Media Analysis of Invasive Pig and Fox Management
| Contributor(s):: Thompson, B. E., Grace, M. E., Foster, B. C., Harrison, C. L., Graham, S.
The Development and Pilot Evaluation of a "Serious Game" to Promote Positive Child-Animal Interactions
| Contributor(s):: Roxanne D. Hawkins, Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Joanne M. Williams
Animal welfare education aims to nurture compassion, respect and kindness to animals but there remains a need for more rigorous evaluations of such programmes to assess the most effective approaches. Incorporating technology into animal welfare education is a relatively novel field. This study...
Psychological factors underpinning child-animal relationships and preventing animal cruelty
| Contributor(s):: Roxanne D. Hawkins
Despite a growing increase in popularity of human-animal interaction research, there remains a lack of understanding of the reasons why children are cruel to animals and whether early intervention is effective in preventing cruelty and neglect. The aims of this thesis were to deepen our...
Assessing Effectiveness of a Nonhuman Animal Welfare Education Program for Primary School Children
| Contributor(s):: Hawkins, Roxanne D., Williams, Joanne M., Animals, Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Nonhuman animal welfare education aims to promote positive relationships between children and animals and thus improve animal welfare, yet few scientific evaluations of these programs exist. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of an education program developed by the Scottish Society...
The Interpersonal Context of Human/Nonhuman Animal Violence
| Contributor(s):: Richard, Cassie, Reese, Laura A.
This research explores the relationship between the nature of animal cruelty perpetrated by owners versus cruelty against animals of domestic partners, family members, and neighbors. All animal cruelty incidents in the City of Detroit for which there is a police report between 2007 and 2015 were...
An Exploratory Study of Domestic Violence: Perpetrators’ Reports of Violence Against Animals
| Contributor(s):: Haden, Sara Chiara, McDonald, Shelby E., Booth, Laura J., Ascione, Frank R., Blakelock, Harold
The goal of the current exploratory study was to examine associations between animal cruelty (AC), intimate partner violence (IPV), and antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) among incarcerated adult males. Forty-two men incarcerated in a state prison participated in the study; all participants...
Childhood Experiences with Family Pets and Internalizing Symptoms in Early Adulthood
| Contributor(s):: Girardi, Alberta, Pozzulo, Joanna D.
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether childhood experiences with family pets are associated with symptoms of depression and anxiety in early adulthood. Undergraduate students (n=318) responded to an online survey that included questions about bonding with childhood pets, exposure...
Survivors' experiences of pet abuse within the cycle of domestic violence
| Contributor(s):: Johnson, Taylor Chastain
The link between domestic violence and abuse and animal cruelty in the intimate relationship of people of diverse genders and/or sexualities: a bi-national study
| Contributor(s):: Damien W Riggs, Nik Taylor, Heather Fraser, Catherine Donovan, Tania Signal
Over the past three decades, a growing body of research has focused on experiences of domestic violence and abuse (DVA) among people of diverse genders and/or sexualities. Missing, however, has been a focus on what is known as “the link” between DVA and animal cruelty with regard to...
Responding to the problem of ‘food security’ in animal cruelty policy debates: building alliances between animal-centred and human-centred work on food system issues
| Contributor(s):: Evans, Brodie, Johnson, Hope
The link between recurrent childhood animal cruelty and recurrent interpersonal violence
| Contributor(s):: Caleb E. Trentham
In the early 1960s, researchers began to examine the potential link between childhood animal cruelty and future interpersonal violence. Findings since then have been inconsistent in establishing a relationship between the two. This may be due to researchers failing to measure the recurrency of...