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Attorney-General Mark Speakman ordered his department to review the connection between animal abuse and domestic violence.

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Amsterdam has become the first major European city to publicly fund an animal shelter for pets belonging to victims of domestic violence.

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The Relationship between Animal and Interpersonal Abuse

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A day in the office for Barbara Steffensen, the founder and CEO of the Animal Rights and Rescue Group.

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Lucy’s project aims to raise awareness and funds for further research into the use of animals in domestic violence and develop early intervention programs.

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Sometimes referred to as “intimate terrorism”, coercive control chips away at victims’ sense of safety and independence.

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Abusers often use pets to manipulate and control, and there’s the additional problem that few refuges allow pets. One charity in Adelaide is trying to address the issue.

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There are tell-tale signs that vets notice when pets are brought in with injuries.

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There are lots of reasons why women in abusive relationships don’t always leave — a lack of finances, accommodation and concerns about children.

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Dr Tong, from the University of Sydney, is now embarking on a study to examine the link between pets being harmed by their owners and domestic violence.

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Sometimes it’s the vet who is the first medical professional to see the signs of family violence.

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CRISIS accommodation is now available for women, children and their pets fleeing family violence.

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The Law Must Protect Animals and Punish Animal Abusers

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New research shows that concern for suffering isn’t zero-sum

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How veterinary staff can respond to abused clients and patients

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