The Link Between Animal Abuse and
Whenever an animal
is abused, a chain reaction begins in our community.
Not only does an innocent animal get injured, but
the person who commits the offense often falls into
a cycle that could ultimately result in violence
against other people. The evidence of a link between
cruelty to animals and violence toward humans is
compelling. In the vast majority of cases, cruelty
to animals is just one aspect of a social environment
marked by violence. In fact, people who abuse animals
are five times more likely to commit violent crime.
like many other forms of abuse, is about power and
control over a helpless victim. It is intolerable.
By taking action against animal cruelty, we not
only prevent animal suffering, but also uncover
and perhaps prevent additional crimes. Understand
the link and take animal abuse seriously. Hurting
an animal hurts us all.