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Important study links child abuse with animal cruelty

An important study has been reviewed in an article on the KJCT8.com website, a study that relates to the relationship between those who abuse kids with those who engage in acts of animal cruelty. A study by researchers Deviney, Dickert, and Lockwood indicates 88 percent of cases of animal cruelty are found in homes where […]

Another case showing the link between animal cruelty and attacks on humans

Another case of someone moving from acts of cruelty to animals to abusing other human beings may be unfolding in New Jersey. CBS News reports a 19-year-old man has been charged with stabbing a mother who was shopping with her infant child. She was stabbed 20 times and at last report was in stable condition […]

Stunned by the news out of Newtown, Conn.

Like millions of Americans, I am stunned by what took place yesterday in Newtown, Conn. What level of evil does it take to gun down little children? What level of evil does it take to act out with violence against the most innocent among us? I’ve written often about the connection between animal cruelty and […]

Pack Topics: Puppy sales; animal cruelty-human cruelty links

The Los Angeles city council could vote soon to ban stores from selling puppies from large-scale breeders – and the ban would include rabbits and kittens. The LA Times editorial rightfully supports the move. And Philly.com’s Health section ran an article Sunday by Diane Russell Girardot, L.P.C., under the headline – “Abuse toward animals may […]

Dog intervenes to save woman being beaten by her boyfriend

Last year, when a woman in Kansas City, Mo. was being beaten with a hammer by her boyfriend, her Great Dane came to her defense. The dog absorbed several blows after laying across her body. Reports state the boyfriend then threw them both out of a second-story window. KCTV5.com reports the dog’s injuries included a […]

Two more troubling cases of abuse

Another animal abuser has gotten off easy, this time in the case of an Illinois man who recently pleaded guilty to a felony charge of aggravated animal cruelty. He cut the throat of his brothers cat after finding out about an affair between the brother and his fiancee. The Herald-News reports the accused received a […]

Petition has amassed 3,000 signature to call for harsh sentence in W. Va. cruelty case

Recall the recent case in West Virginia where the accused tortured and killed 29 dogs in front of his girl friend. He was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery, felony kidnapping and twenty-nine counts of felony animal cruelty. As of Monday, Huliq.com reports 3220 signatures had been collected on an online petition on the website Change.org. […]

Yet another news story about domestic abuse and animal abuse

Maybe we’re just hearing about this more because the media is focusing on it more – but maybe not. It seems there are an increasing number of cases where people are abusing family members, both human and pets. In Canton, Ohio, a man was arrested last week and charged with assaulting his pregnant girlfriend and […]

PM News Pack – shark finning, New Mexico anti-cruelty bill

The New York Times ran a story on March 5 concerning recently introduced bill in California to ban the sale and possession of shark fins and the serving of shark fin soup. Sharks are brutally killed for their fins, as they are caught, have their fins cut off and are then released to die a […]

Two more cases connecting abuse of animals to domestic violence

It is happening too often and I’m afraid our criminal justice system is far too far behind the trend – and is doing too little to counter this sort of brutality. Here – we have two more cases of domestic abuse tied to animal cruelty. If our society doesn’t get a handle on this, so […]