SCAS Chairman Elisabeth Ormerod presented at the Lisbon Conference on The Link (between animal abuse and violence among people), 1 July 2022.
Dr Ormerod’s presentation, titled ‘The Link between Animal Abuse and Human Violence: Experiences from Europe (United Kingdom, Sweden, The Netherlands) and a Pathway to Preventing Future Violence’ can viewed here (1:43:58).
“Pets in the Crossfire of Family Violence,” a one-hour video featuring numerous Link authorities, was aired by Twin Cities Public Television and has been made available to watch free online.
The video, seen below, is compiled from a Link conference at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and discusses the evolving role of pets in society, the links between animal abuse and human violence, child abuse/animal abuse connections, and domestic violence/animal abuse links.
The video is built around a presentation by Phil Arkow, with commentaries by Link authorities Diane
Balkin and Jane Hunt, plus experts from family & children’s services, animal-assisted therapy, marriage and family counseling, human-animal bond, and the veterinary college.