The connection between animal and human abuse
Recently during research time in Exhibition I stumbled upon this site which got me thinking. I learned that a main reason animal and human abuse are connected is because they both could be because of neglect! Before I explain what I learned, the animal/human abuse I'm talking about is the kind when you beat them over silly reasons and don't give them enough food or water. In the human abuse case it could be that you can't support your family or afford your monthly rent. It's the same with animal abuse except instead of monthly rents, it's paying for the animal's needs (litter box, leash). Studies show that if a child commits animal abuse, then they're likely to do human abuse too. I got that from this sentence in the article: Longitudinal studies show that chronic physical aggression (e.g., animal cruelty) by elementary school boys increases the likelihood they will commit continued physical violence as well as other nonviolent forms of delinquency during adolescence. Animal abuse actually usually leads to human abuse for reasons like neglect (as I said before) and mental illness. This site made me realize animal abuse is quite similar to human abuse and can sometimes be the cause of it.