Link Coalition On the Link: Animal Abuse Predicts Violence to Humans


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On Steve Dale’s Pet World national radio show, here’s Phil Arkow, co-founder of the National Link Coalition and likely the first person to quantify that the Link exists with scientific research. Today, decades later, many studies have absolutely confirmed what psychologists, social scientists and law enforcement have also assumed for a very long time that there is a link between animal abuse and violence to humans. That violence to humans shows itself in many forms, from domestic violence to mass shooters. That’s all not to mention harming helpless animals.

Also, discussed is the importance for animals and humans of finding a safe haven when there is domestic violence, which is a Purina focus and the Purple Leash Project with Red Rover. In this regard, change – while slow – is happening.