Perpetrators of family violence often threaten to abuse or harm family pets and animals as a way to exert control. This project is focused on building the evidence-base around connections between domestic violence and harm to animals. Our work includes contributing to the evidence through small projects, trainings for vets, organising conferences and workshops on the intersection of animal abuse and domestic violence.
Researchers: Dr Kristin Diemer, Dr Georgia Ovenden, Anna Bornemisza
Funders: We are currently developing research projects and are keen to include interested partners.
Project Dates: 2017-ongoing
Contact: Kristin Diemer