Hovell-H-Animal-Abuse-Web-print-2019-edition-OPTIM

Hovell-H-Animal-Abuse-Web-print-2019-edition-OPTIM

Animal cruelty is linked directly or indirectly with every type of
violent crime and even with most non-violent crime.
Human beings would benefit enormously if fighting animal cruelty
(investigating, prosecuting) were taken seriously. Many human lives
would be saved and much human suffering would be prevented.
Violent individuals are “made” and not born. Children are born with
a love of animals, but the home environment plays a major role in
determining a child’s prosocial or antisocial personality and
behavior. Child abuse, neglect, abandonment, and witnessing
domestic violence are major factors in creating violent individuals.