Date(s) - September 30, 2015
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Companion animals brighten our lives and our nurturing and responsibilities to them fulfill us. But there’s a “dark side” to the human-animal bond: abuse, cruelty and neglect. Authorities from many fields now recognize that animal abuse harms not only the animals, but also the human members of the family and community. Research into what is called The LINK between animal abuse and interpersonal violence, and public policy and programs addressing The LINK, are working collaboratively to prevent and respond to animal abuse, domestic violence, child maltreatment and elder abuse. This presentation will review recent findings, innovative interventions, and what you can do to stop the cycle of violence.
Presenter: Phil Arkow, National Link Coalition