Exploring ‘The Link:’ Animal abuse a ‘red flag’ for violence against children, family, elders

Joy Southard, director of the Texas Chapter of Healing Species, is one of many presenters at this year’s conference. Several volunteers and team member of the Azle Animal Shelter will attend in March. Photo courtesy of the North Texas LINK Coalition


by Carla Noah
If you think mistreatment of an animal is an isolated incident, you may want to think again.
Researchers have established significant correlations between animal abuse, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, elder abuse, and other forms of violence over the past 30 years.


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