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Bullying and Animal Abuse: Is There a Connection?

Henry B. and Sanders C. (2005). Bullying and Animal Abuse: Is There a Connection? Society & Animals, (15): 107-126. Research question:  Is there a relationship between bullying, being victimized by a bully, and animal abuse? The authors proposed three hypotheses...

Friday, November 18, 2016 – Violence Prevention

The Violence Prevention Fact Sheet gives an overview of how law enforcement has responded to research on animal abuse and other anti-social behavior. The Violence Prevention Focus Feature takes an in-depth look at at ASI’s new violence diversion/alternative...

Human-Animal Relationship Awareness Week

The Animals & Society Institute’s first ever celebration of Human-Animal Relationship Awareness week took place November 14-18, 2016. ASI felt that, as non-human animals become ever more important in the lives of people around the world, we should highlight some...

Diversion Programs

There is growing recognition of the importance of taking animal abuse seriously. Research on the relationship between animal abuse and other violence has resulted in law enforcement recognizing animal abuse as a “crime against society.” As a result, starting in 2016,...

Animal Abuse and Children: An Important Risk Factor

ASI’s Lisa Lunghofer will be giving three webinars on animal abuse and children, in conjunction with Humane Society Academy. This three-part webinar series is intended for professionals from a range of disciplines who work with children and youth, including...