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What It Takes to Prosecute Animal Abusers

What It Takes to Prosecute Animal Abusers

A study by the University of Albany involving interviews with prosecuting attorneys in New York offers insight into what it takes to prosecute animal abusers. Study Summary: Nineteen prosecutors in 12 New York counties were asked about how they regard and approach...
Domestic Abuse Affects Animals Too

Domestic Abuse Affects Animals Too

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Animal cruelty frequently occurs in the same household as other forms of violence, often as a form of punishment or intimidation. Please support our AniCare counseling program and related efforts to stop this...
Bonding with Animals

Bonding with Animals

Two studies about attachments to animals, recently published in the Society & Animals journal, offer insight into human-animal relationships that begin in childhood. Study Summaries: A Dutch study of several hundred children aged 4-12 involved a series of...
Canadian Cats and the Problems of Predators

Canadian Cats and the Problems of Predators

The issue of cats preying on wild birds is an ongoing ecological and policy matter. A recent study done in Canada sought to further quantify the effect that domestic and feral cats have on avian populations. Study Summary: A research paper published in the journal...
What Motivates Animal Activists?

What Motivates Animal Activists?

A Swedish study published in Society & Animals looked at how bodily, emotional and cognitive reactions to animal cruelty affect a person’s initial and ongoing commitment to pro-animal activism. Study Summary Niklas Hansson and Kerstin Jacobsson of the...