|Purred: Sat Apr 28, '07 6:18pm PST |
|I will post what I have individually to make it a bit more easy to read. Also, Mumsie says that she has not begun to crack her text books yet I have posted the website for you to read through, which I would suggest, and I also quoted some things which stuck out from the articles and may be of impotance.
"The Link Between Animal Abuse and Family Violence"
-Includes some studies, for example;
"In one study that looked at violent criminals, a significantly higher rate of aggressive criminals had a history of animal abuse. Another study held in 1983 showed that 60% of families, who met the New Jersey State criterion for child abuse, also abused or neglected the family pet. And, in a 1997 study that surveyed 38 women seeking refuge from an abusive relationship, 71% reported having a pet that was threatened or harmed by their batterer."
"The infamous Jeffrey Dahmer impaled frogs and cats on sticks as a youngster. Theodore Bundy was linked to graveyards filled with animal bones."
"More recently, many of the youngsters involved in school shootings have also had histories of animal abuse. Luke Woodham, age 16, who shot his mother and killed two classmates wrote in his journal that he had beat, burned and tortured the family dog Sparkle to death. He described the experience as "true beauty." Kip Kinkel of Oregon, age 15, who opened fire on his classmates in his Oregon high school often bragged of torturing animals. If someone would have reported that animal abuse was occurring, an intervention might have been possible."
***********In fact, the Domestic Violence Council is supported through an "innovative grant from the Govenor's Office for children, Youth and Families, Division for Women as well as MAG, The Marcopia Association of Governments, which is a council of Government's that serves as the regional agency for the metropolitian Phoenix area.
Edited by author Sat Apr 28, '07 6:21pm PST
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