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Pets as pawns: the co-existence of animal cruelty and family violence prepared for Royal New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and The National Collective of Independent Women’s Refuges By Michael Roguski

By: Roguski, Michael.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington, N.Z.: Royal New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 2012; The National Collective of Independent Women’s Refuges Description: 75 p. ; computer file: PDF format.Subject(s): FAMILY VIOLENCE | DOMESTIC VIOLENCE | ANIMAL ABUSE | SURVEYS | INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE | NEW ZEALANDOnline resources: Click here to access online | Access the website Summary: This research was commissioned by the Royal New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in partnership with Women’s Refuge. It underlines the strong link between animal cruelty and domestic and family violence in New Zealand. The research also showed that 50% of women interviewed had witnessed animal cruelty as part of their experience of domestic violence. For a further summary of findings read the Women's Refuge media release via the website link. “This research shows the urgent need for RNZSPCA and Women’s Refuge to work together to find solutions to make families safer by enabling them to leave violent situations with their animals,” says RNZSPCA National Chief Executive Robyn Kippenberger.
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This research was commissioned by the Royal New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in partnership with Women’s Refuge. It underlines the strong link between animal cruelty and domestic and family violence in New Zealand. The research also showed that 50% of women interviewed had witnessed animal cruelty as part of their experience of domestic violence. For a further summary of findings read the Women's Refuge media release via the website link.

“This research shows the urgent need for RNZSPCA and Women’s Refuge to work together to find solutions to make families safer by enabling them to leave violent situations with their animals,” says RNZSPCA National Chief Executive Robyn Kippenberger.