Cruelty to animals is now recognized as a part of the broader landscape of family violence, with strong links evident between animal mistreatment and child abuse, domestic violence and cruelty to elders.
Experts believe that people are also at risk when animals are abused, and that animals are at risk when people are abused. Read more by downloading this free publication from the National District Attorneys Association’s National Center for Prosecution of Animal Abuse (NCPAA).
Investigating & Prosecuting Animal Abuse: A Guidebook on Safer Communities, Safer Families & Being an Effective Voice for Animals Victims was developed by Allie Phillips (NCPAA Director) and Randall Lockwood (ASPCA Senior Vice President for Forensic Sciences and Anti-Cruelty Projects).
The NCPAA and the ASPCA also partnered to offer the Combating Cruelty webinar series to address the needs of professionals — especially prosecutors, veterinarians, and law enforcement — who pursue animal abusers.