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Domestic Violence and Its Similar Effects on Humans and Animals - PetsEmpower
Not only are human family members affected by domestic abuse, but pets are as well. Many previous investigations into cases have confirmed that plenty of famous criminals abused and even killed animals as children. They then went on to commit heinous crimes and mass murder. Ted Bundy and Jeffery Dahmer have been open about their cruel animal deeds. Abusing animals may be a sign of criminal behavior according to the New York Times. Animal-control agencies and social service establishments in some areas of the U.S. are cross- trained to recognize animal abuse. Therefore, if the household pet shows signs of abuse, other domestic abuse is likely to have occurred. The criminal justice system began to recognize domestic violence as a serious crime in the 1970’s states Encyclopedia.com. Wife beating wasn’t made illegal in every state ... Read More