Abusers intimidating animals tweetdeck validating problem
“Let’s just say an official goes to an abuser’s house, he pulls up in a cop car and, immediately the abuser knows the cop’s limitations, he has certain boundaries.
But when we pull up, they don’t know what we’re going to do, they don’t know what we’re capable of doing.
Collection and analysis of nationwide data is expected to start in 2016.
For an in-depth look at research surrounding the connection between violence against humans and animals, read this comprehensive guidebook created by Allie Phillips of the National District Attorneys Association.
(Arluke & Madfis, 2013) • In a 1996 study of 36 convicted murderers, 46% admitted to having tortured animals as an adolescent.
(Cohen) • 35% of search warrants executed for animal abuse or dog fighting investigations resulted in seizures of narcotics or guns.
82% of offenders arrested for animal abuse violations had prior arrests for battery, weapons or drug charges.
(Chicago Crime Commission, 2004) • A 1997 study in Massachusetts found that 70% of animal abusers had also committed crimes related to violence, drugs, property damage and disorderly conduct.
In an interview with People, Rescue Ink mentioned that their appearance plays a big role in being able to negotiate with the owners.
(Arluke & Luke) • A 1983 study found that in 83% of the homes where children were being abused, animals were also being abused or neglected.
(De Viney, Dicket & Lockwood) The connection between animal cruelty and humane violence is clear, and according to a study by Lockwood and Church, “The FBI identifies animal cruelty as one of the several juvenile behaviors with increasingly violent behavior.” In 2015 the FBI decided to categorize animal cruelty as a “Group A” felony, making it easier for them – as well as local law enforcement – to track cases.
Another member waded into a pond near a sewer to save a duck. The truth is, we are super animal lovers (and protectors).
Through the years, and through many caseloads, obstacles, and downright challenges, we remain strong and dedicated to our mission," they stated on their site.