Are you experiencing family/domestic violence? • If you are in danger, call 000 • For information call 1800 RESPECT • Animal support information available here.

Are you experiencing family/domestic violence?
• If you are in danger, call 000
• For information call 1800 RESPECT
• Animal support information available here.

News / Media

16 Articles

Animal Abuse and Domestic Violence

The Relationship between Animal and Interpersonal Abuse

The Link Between Cruelty to Animals and Violence Toward Humans

The Law Must Protect Animals and Punish Animal Abusers

‘A sickening form of coercion’: Push to help the animal victims of domestic violence

Attorney-General Mark Speakman ordered his department to review the connection between animal abuse and domestic violence.

Like pet, like partner: links 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.

Making the link between family violence and animal abuse

Sometimes it’s the vet who is the first medical professional to see the signs of family violence.

Campaign creates something positive in lost daughter’s name

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.

Keeping your pet safe when escaping domestic violence

There are lots of reasons why women in abusive relationships don’t always leave — a lack of finances, accommodation and concerns about children.

Coercive control: The ‘worst part’ of domestic abuse is not a crime in Australia. But should it be?

Sometimes referred to as “intimate terrorism”, coercive control chips away at victims’ sense of safety and independence.

There’s no conflict between human and animal rights

New research shows that concern for suffering isn’t zero-sum

Fostering pets of domestic violence victims

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.