A significant body of research has identified a link between the violence against animals and the simultaneous or subsequent abuse of people, particularly women, children, and the elderly. Abusers may hurt animals before or alongside other people, and/or threaten, maim, and murder animals as strategies of control and domination, particularly in cases of interpersonal violence against women.
- A bibliography of over 1,500 scholarly and mainstream publications about the human-animal violence link is available at www.animaltherapy.net.
- The Canadian Violence Link Coalition is an initiative of Humane Canada
- This special issue of Sheriff & Deputy magazine focuses on the human-animal violence link and law enforcement
- For additional scholarly resources, including data from Canada, contact the Animal and Interpersonal Abuse Research Group.