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Animal Abuse

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STOP ANIMAL ABUSE NOW!!!

Anti-cruelty laws in all U.S. states prohibit killing, mutilating, torturing, beating, neglecting and abandoning animals, ore depriving then of proper food. water or shelter.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ANIMAL CRUELTY

Women in abusive relationships often don't leave their abusers because they worry what will happen to their pets.  Pets are often threatened with harm if a woman threatens to leave.  In some areas women's shelters will find a shelter for your animal during your stay.

13% of animal abuse involves domestiv violence.

19 animals a day die from abuse.

IN THE MAJORITY OF CASES, SHELTER WOMEN REPORTED THAT MULTIPLE INCIDENTS OF HURTING OR KILLING PETS HAD OCCURED.

Almost half of the women who are in shelters say their children had witnessed pet abuse.

Child abuse and animal aabuse often go hand in hand.  Parents who neglect an animal's need for proper care or abuse them may also abuse or neglect their own children.

One you find an animal is being abused and the household has children you fill find that the children are being abused as well.

Whild animal abuse is an important sign of child abuse, the parent isn't always the one harming the animal.  Children live what they learn.  Children who abuse animals may be repeating a lesson that has been learned at home.

Children in violent homes frequently maim orharm animals. 

VIOLENT HOMES & PETS

Animal abuse in violent homes can take many ugly forms: parents kill, or threaten to kill pets to coerce children into sex acts or to persuade them to remain silent about sexual abuse.

Disturbed children may kill animals to rehearse their ownsuicide or to pre-empt and abusive parent from killing  a pet.

In violent homes both two legged and four legged members of the family are vulnerable to victimization.  Animal abuse is often one of the earliest signs of an individual or a family in trouble.

Simply put, when animals are abused, people are at risk.  When people are abused, animals are likewise in danger.