Linking Animal Cruelty and Family Violence

by Lisa Anne Zilney


"In this book, Lisa Anne Zilney examines the links between humans and nonhumans in their shared environment. This work devolves from studies of battered women in shelters as well as research on correlates of violent behavior reported by prisoner samples. ... A truly sociological lens is focused on the intrinsic connection between humans and their nonhuman counterparts to suggest that human abuse is less a vertical escalation from animal abuse than it is a horizontal step from it. The author proves to be a highly competent and sensitive eye behind this sociological lens." - Professor Donald Hastings, University of Tennessee


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