New Mexico Establishes Link Awareness Day

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New Mexico has become the first state in the U.S. to enact a Link Awareness Day, which was celebrated on Feb. 10, 2010. “By illuminating the link between cruelty to animals and domestic violence, we have an opportunity to begin to more effectively impact the problem of domestic violence,” said Sen. Eric G. Griego in commenting on the passage of his bill, Senate Joint Memorial 27 (SJM 27).
Griego pointed out findings from numerous studies that have underscored The Link between animal abuse, domestic violence and children’s cruelty to animals.

New Mexico has a long history of interest in The Link. Since 2004, the state’s Department of Public Safety has held annual governor’s conferences on The Link. At the 2009 conference, a steering committee was formed to continue raising awareness of The Link across the state. “Passing SJM 27 is intended to support those efforts, and to emphasize the importance of training professionals who work with issues related to domestic violence so that they can be alert to recognizing circumstances that call for greater awareness and intervention to protect victims of domestic violence,” added Griego.

2010 Regular Session
Current Location: Signed

Actions: (Key to Abbreviations)
[1] tbld/S [5] w/drn - PASSED/S (22-17) [11] HAGC [14] DP [17] PASSED/H (66-0) [15] SGND.
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