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Animal Abuse Leads to Human Abuse

Last week's Sunday New York Times Magazine, on June 13, had an article by Charles Siebert, who has written many articles on animal issues. This one titled "The Animal Cruelty Syndrome" deals with the connection between animal abuse and later human abuse. Siebert tells us that animal cruelty issues are finally being taken seriously by law enforcement officers and in the legal system. It reads: "The link between animal abuse and interpersonal violence is becoming so well established that many U.S. communities now cross-train social-service and animal-control agencies in how to recognize signs of animal abuse as possible indicators of other abusive behaviors. In Illinois and several other states, new laws mandate that veterinarians notify the police if their suspicions are aroused by the condition of the animals they treat. The state of California recently added Humane Society and animal-control officers to the list of professionals bound by law to report suspected child abuse and is now considering a bill in the State Legislature that would list animal abusers on the same type of online registry as sex offenders and arsonists." Although it is a lengthy article, it is fascinating and well-written.

To access it please search online for The Animal Cruelty Syndrome

Factory farms and slaughterhouses are places well legalized animal abuse takes place on a daily basis. Workers, who are routinely desensitized by the methodic and often sadistic animal abuse in these facilities, are not surprisingly people who tend to be more prone to commit other crimes. By transitioning to a plant-based diet we help alleviate animal suffering and promote empathy toward all God's creatures.

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