THE BRITISH COLUMBIA SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
Our mission: To protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

Research conducted across North America demonstrates there is a clear link between animal abuse and other forms of family violence. Where there is an abuser in a household both people and animals are at risk. The Violence Link is the connection between animal cruelty and interpersonal violence.

 

Animal abuse and family violence

How animal abuse and family violence are linked, and why it is important to recognize the connection.

 

Indicators of violence

The determining factors in evaluating if an animal abuser is at risk of committing violence against others in the future.

 

Prevention and intervention

The steps that we, as a society, can take to prevent and intervene in animal abuse and interpersonal violence.

 

When children abuse animals

Information on the effects of childhood animal abuse and the importance of early intervention. 
 

Research on the Violence Link

Research findings on why some individuals abuse animals.

 

Other resources

Additional resources providing information on the link between animal abuse and interpersonal violence.

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