There is a connection between those who are cruel to animals and human
violence. Alert your local humane society, animal shelter, or animal control agency immediately when you witness violence to animals. These people (and pets!) need professional help.
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) launched the First Strike campaign in 1997 with two main goals: To increase public and professional awareness of the connection between animal cruelty and human violence and to encourage professionals involved in anti-violence efforts to work together.
First Strike workshops bringing together social workers, animal protection workers, law enforcement, educators, prosecutors, judges, veterinarians, and concerned citizens. Together these professions help facilitate the development of coordinated community responses to violence against all living things. To ensure that a First Strike workshop can be established in your community, contact the HSUS at their toll free number, (888) 213-0956.
Other pet cruelty issues covered on the Humane Society Web Site :
- Web sites promoting animal cruelty.
- Animal fighting.
- Dog bite prevention.
- Exotic pets.
- Free-roaming cat.
- Greyhound racing facts.
- Iditarod facts.
- Puppy mill facts.
- Pet overpopulation.
By Annie B. Bond