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period 3 - Bridget Haggerty - animal abuse and violent crimes


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period 3 - Bridget Haggerty - animal abuse and violent crimes

  1. 1. Animal Abuse and Violent Crimes<br />A Presentation By: Bridget Haggerty<br />SLC: Magnet<br />
  2. 2. Why this topic is important to me<br />I am an animal lover and am very cautious about pets I have and to ones that are in my surroundings.<br />I wanted to understand why human beings would go to the length of doing harmful things to animals?<br />Also, I think it is important to watch and be cautious of people today because we don’t know what anyone is capable of. <br />
  3. 3. People who abuse animals also commit violent crimes<br />Many people have a pastof abusing animals that tend to move onto acting out violent crimes towards humans.<br />There are warning signs, people just have to be aware of them.<br />There are many ways people commit violent crimes and there is a psychological reason why.<br />
  4. 4. Violent Crimes<br />Individuals feel in control and feel like they are superior when abusing something or someone helpless.<br />There are a number of cases that have shown people who have violently harmed human beings in any way had a past of harming animals first.<br />Fact: 97% of abusers are male, 27% are under the age of 18, and 56% are under the age of 30.<br />
  5. 5. Domestic Violence<br />People who abuse animals also physically and mentally abuse their spouses.<br />The abuser threatens to harm the household pet and that causes the spouse to remain in the abusive environment.<br />Fact: 80% of women report incidents of pet abuse upon arrival in domestic violence shelters.<br />Many children who suffer from abuse are likely to take out their frustration on their pets.<br />Fact: 63% of children report incidents of pet abuse when they arrive at a D.V shelter.<br />
  6. 6. Psychological Reasons<br />Psychopaths don’t show normal emotion when reacting to dangerous or harmful things.<br />Fact: 20% of child who were unemotional as a child were that way as an adult and have a higher risk of harming something or someone.<br />Criminals were found to do unjustified things because of their childhood and how they were nurtured.<br />Also many harm others because they were once harmed or wronged in some way.<br />Criminals do not feel sympathy or empathy for their victims.<br />
  7. 7. Warning Signs<br />Don’t overlook a child harming an animal or household pet, this needs to be dealt with immediately.<br />Children who don’t show certain emotions should be helped and taught to see a reason for not hurting others.<br />There are domestic violence shelters if a spouse is showing signs of harming your pet.<br />
  8. 8. Conclusion<br />There is a connection between animal abuse and human abuse which include violent crimes and domestic violence.<br />There are psychological reasons why this is so and why criminals do what they do.<br />To prevent children from becoming criminals, they need to be nurtured and grow up in a good environment. <br />Children need to be taught to care and respect animals.<br />
  9. 9. Works Cited<br />Arluke, Arnold, Carter Luke, and Jack Levin. "Cruelty to animals and other crimes." MSPCA, 12-1997. Web. 19 Dec 2010. <>.<br />Szalavitz, Maia. "Why Do Some People Become Psychopaths?." (2010): 1-2. Web. 22 Dec 2010. <>.<br />
  10. 10. The importance of this topic to me<br />Animals are living things that are not able to protect themselves, we as their provider and guardian are supposed to do that.<br />I have 8 cats myself and am effective deeply by this topic because I hope one day people will give animals the respect they deserve.<br />Now that we know animal abuse and human abuse are connected this might change things because we wont just be saving animals we will be saving human as well.<br />