by Helene Malmsio
"Acts of cruelty against animals are now counted alongside felony crimes like arson, burglary, assault, and homicide in the FBI’s expansive criminal database."
This is truly excellent news... I've been fighting for animal welfare around the world for the past 40+ years, and there are times it feels like nothing will ever change for the better.
But, but, but... no matter how frustrating and heartbreaking it can be, we must keep campaigning, funding the activists fighting at the coalface of cruelty and torture, and doing whatever we can to make the world a better, kinder place for all living creatures.
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Quote from FBI site: "By adding animal cruelty offenses to NIBRS, law enforcement agencies and the advocacy groups that pushed for the inclusion in the FBI database are hoping the results will reveal a more complete picture of the nature of cruelty to animals."
“Some studies say that cruelty to animals is a precursor to larger crime,” said Nelson Ferry, who works in the Bureau’s Criminal Statistics Management Unit, which manages NIBRS. “That’s one of the items that we’re looking at.”
This news is about the American law agencies taking a stand on animal abuse, and I welcome the day that every National/Federal law agency in the world takes the same view of animal mistreatment.
The reality unfortunately that it does not end with animals suffering, it is usually a precursor to abusing people....
Quote from FBI site: "The National Sheriffs’ Association was a leading advocate for adding animal cruelty as a data set in the Bureau’s collection of crime statistics.
The association for years has cited studies linking animal abuse and other types of crimes—most famously, murders committed by serial killers like Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and the “Son of Sam” killer David Berkowitz.
The organization also points out the overlap animal abuse has with domestic violence and child abuse."
“If somebody is harming an animal, there is a good chance they also are hurting a human,” said John Thompson, deputy executive director of the National Sheriffs’ Association. “If we see patterns of animal abuse, the odds are that something else is going on.”
Animal Cruelty Category Added to NIBRS
Tracking Animal Cruelty - FBI Collecting Data on Crimes Against Animals
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