Thursday, February 12, 2009

Animal Abuse and Domestic Violence Linked in LA Enforcement Efforts

The LA Times reports that people involved in dogfighting, cockfighting and other abuse are being targeted by teams from the LAPD and district attorney's office. The number of criminal cases filed has jumped, felony cases are being won, with jail time the penalty. The importance of this effort for women? In backing the measure, LAPD officials cited studies finding that animal abusers were often involved in other crimes, including child abuse and domestic violence.

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