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Cross-reporting of animal and child abuse

Escrito por AVMA.

 Cross-reporting of animal and child abuse
June 2011

In recent years, a number of researchers have studied and analyzed the co-occurrence of animal abuse and domestic violence. In the wake of these studies, state legislatures have introduced and adopted bills which mandate the cross-reporting of animal and child abuse between animal health care providers, animal control agencies, child health care providers, and child protection agencies.…

Animal Abuse Response - Resources for Veterinarians

Escrito por AVMA.

Animal Abuse Response - Resources for Veterinarians

While most animals are treated well by their owners, unfortunately veterinarians may encounter animal abuse or neglect in their practices. This section of the AVMA website has been created by the Animal Welfare Division with the assistance of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) to facilitate veterinarians' access to resources to help them develop protocols and response plans for handling cases of suspected animal abuse. Our first informational feature (see left) is a summary of the legal obligations and immunities of veterinarians when reporting cases of suspected animal abuse in practice. Please bookmark this page as additional resources will be posted as they become available.…

Animal Abuser Directories Take Hold

Escrito por NAVS.

Animal Abuser Directories Take Hold

 

Nine states have proposed legislation to create animal abuser registries so far in 2013. The proposed animal abuser registries require that persons 18 years of age or older who are convicted on felony animal cruelty charges register with their state’s primary law enforcement agency.…

New Spanish Research Describes The Link in Domestic Violence and Incarcerated Offenders

Escrito por The National Link Coalition.

New Spanish Research Describes The Link in Domestic Violence and Incarcerated Offenders
Nuria Querol Viñas, head of Spain’s GEVHA Link program, delivered two presentations at the 2012 Stockholm Criminology Symposium describing the impact of animal abuse in domestic violence situations and histories of animal cruelty among incarcerated offenders.
In her first paper, she described collaborations between SPCAs and women’s shelters, and a screening program in hospital emergency rooms, to identify Link incidents. Over a one‐year period, 76% of women reported their animals had been abused as well. In one case, an 8‐year‐old boy who was abused by the father killed a pet fish and tried to kill a canary; the boy also presented for enuresis, fascination for fire, self‐harm, and bullying. 82% of the children reported their pets were sources of comfort and love. In two cases the abuser left aggressive German shepherds and bull terriers behind to further terrorize the family when he left home. “This victimized the women in a way that was new to us,” she said.
Her second paper, on criminological and forensic correlations of animal cruelty and antipersonality disorder, described 24 male inmates of the Prison of Barcelona who were evaluated for psychopathy and other possible indicators for risk assessment such as cruelty to animals. 23.5% of the inmates had a history of a complete Macdonald triad (cruelty to animals, enuresis and pyromania), while 65% presented an incomplete triad of one or two of the triad behavioral characteristics. Animal abuse was found in 41.7 % of the subsample; pyromania was found in 71% and enuresis in 58.8%.




Nuria Querol Viñas, head of Spain’s GEVHA Link program, delivered two presentations at the 2012 Stockholm Criminology Symposium describing the impact of animal abuse in domestic violence situations and histories of animal cruelty among incarcerated offenders.In her first paper, she described collaborations between SPCAs and women’s shelters, and a screening program in hospital emergency rooms, to identify Link incidents.…