The Relationship between Animal and Interpersonal Abuse
The Law Must Protect Animals and Punish Animal Abusers
Attorney-General Mark Speakman ordered his department to review the connection between animal abuse and domestic violence.
Dr Tong, from the University of Sydney, is now embarking on a study to examine the link between pets being harmed by their owners and domestic violence.
Sometimes it’s the vet who is the first medical professional to see the signs of family violence.
Lucy’s project aims to raise awareness and funds for further research into the use of animals in domestic violence and develop early intervention programs.
There are lots of reasons why women in abusive relationships don’t always leave — a lack of finances, accommodation and concerns about children.
Sometimes referred to as “intimate terrorism”, coercive control chips away at victims’ sense of safety and independence.
New research shows that concern for suffering isn’t zero-sum
Abusers often use pets to manipulate and control, and there’s the additional problem that few refuges allow pets. One charity in Adelaide is trying to address the issue.