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The Connection Between Animal Abuse and Human Violence

by Harold Hovel

abused dog in cageHow fighting animal cruelty brings major benefits to human beings. Animal cruelty is linked directly or indirectly with every type of violent crime and with some non-violent crime. Dr. Harold Hovel, NYSHA Board member and current Chairperson, has written The Connection Between Animal Abuse and Human Violence, providing convincing statistics, and he discusses what causes young people to abuse animals and what needs to happen in early childhood to prevent it.

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New York State Humane Association Humane Review, Vol.XXX, Fall 2016.