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Animal Abuse

Animal Abuse

Helping Animals and People

By C Tiplady, Centre for Animal Welfare and Ethics, University of Queensland, Australia

April 2013 / Hardback / 250 Pages / 9781845939830 £72.99 / €94.00 / $134.95
With 10% online discount: £65.69 / €84.60 / $121.46
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Main Description

Animal abuse affects everybody working in animal-related industries, and constitutes a significant part of veterinary caseloads and animal shelter work. Based on the author's experience as a shelter worker and veterinarian, this book provides advice and assistance to those working with animal abuse. Beginning with definitions and types of abuse that occur worldwide in domestic, industry, leisure and cultural settings, the book goes on to detail current topics of debate such as foie gras production, pedigree dog breeding, links between animal abuse and domestic violence, and the fascinating subject of veterinary forensics - the scientific investigation of instances of animal abuse. The book's practical focus is developed through interviews with people in a variety of affected roles, international case studies, and discussion of the difficulties that arise; how they can be dealt with and the mental health impacts they can have on those involved. With contributions from world-renowned experts including Phil Arkow and David Bailey, and an introduction by Clive Phillips, Animal Abuse: Helping Animals and People provides practical advice and insights into issues surrounding this emotional subject.


Readership

Invaluable practical advice and personal insights for professionals encountering animal abuse

  • Introduction: Introduction
  • PART I: ANIMAL ABUSE: DEFINING THE PROBLEM
  • 1: What is Animal Abuse?
  • 2: History of Animal Abuse
  • 3: Why Some People are Cruel to Animals
  • 4: Why Some People Care for Animals
  • PART II: ANIMAL ABUSE IN CULTURE AND SOCIETY
  • 5: Animal Abuse in Food and Fibre Production
  • 6: Animal Abuse in Hunting, Sport, Entertainment and Art
  • 7: Education and Animal Abuse
  • 8: Religion, Philosophy and Ethics – How These Affect our Treatment of Animals
  • 9: Feminist Aspects of Animal Abuse
  • PART III: ANIMAL ABUSE: THE HUMAN ASPECT – HELPING THE PEOPLE INVOLVED
  • 10: One Health
  • 11: Human/Animal Abuse
  • 12: Sheltering Animals & Families Together (SAF-T)™: Working Together to Protect Families and Pets from Abuse
  • 13: CARE Programme (Children and Animals; Respect and Empathy): Pet Therapy for Children from Abusive Homes
  • 14: Mental Health Issues of Working with Animal Abuse
  • PART IV: ANIMAL ABUSE: THE ANIMAL SIDE – HELPING THE ANIMALS INVOLVED
  • 15: Behavioural Consequences of Animal Abuse and its Remedies
  • 16: Reporting Suspected Animal Abuse
  • 17: Prosecuting Animal Cruelty and Neglect Matters
  • 18: Animal Abuse Case Studies and Treatment
  • 19: Humane Euthanasia
  • PART V: THE SCIENCE OF ANIMAL ABUSE: VETERINARY FORENSIC INVESTIGATION
  • 20: Forensics: Introduction to Veterinary Forensics
  • 21: Forensics: Introduction to Veterinary Forensic Investigation
  • 22: Forensics: the Animal as Living Evidence
  • 23: Forensics: Bitemark Analysis
  • PART VI: INTERVIEWS WITH PEOPLE WHO WORK WITH ANIMAL ABUSE
  • Interview 1: The Veterinarian
  • Interview 2: The Animal Campaigner
  • Interview 3: The Animal Welfare Lawyer
  • Interview 4: The District Attorney
  • Interview 5: The Animal Advocate
  • Interview 6: The RSPCA Scientific Officer
  • Interview 7: The Waterbird Campaigner
  • Interview 8: The Television Journalist
  • Appendix 1: The Glasgow Composite Pain Scale
  • Appendix 2: ASPCA Medical Evaluation/Examination Form
  • Appendix 3: Chandler Edwards’ Non-accidental Injury and Death Form – questions for vets to ask clients when suspecting animal abuse
  • Appendix 4: Professional Quality of Life Scale
Overall, this book has so much breadth in the area of animal abuse. The areas covered range from the very academic and philosophical right through to very applied areas including, among others, the
diagnosis of animal abuse and interventions aimed at helping women who are victims of abuse to leave their situation without parting with their beloved companion animals. Given its breadth, it is relevant and recommended reading for many individuals including those who may or may not work with animals and who may or may not have companion animals as part of their family but who simply describe themselves as animal lovers or feel a sense of compassion or responsibility to treat sentient beings morally and with care. It is also relevant to those who work with human victims of abuse and
those who work with animal victims of abuse. Above all, the book is educational as it provides a wealth of information regarding animal abuse across many different areas of society. – Eleonora Gullone, Animals 2013

"The book is educational and inspirational and a must read for all animal lovers and people involved in the tragic cases of animal cruelty and neglect." – Australian Animal Newsletter

"Written with deep sensitivity and emotional honesty, flawlessly researched and driven by the conviction that it is unacceptable to do nothing about animal suffering, this is the most comprehensive review of the area I have seen." Dr Rosemary Elliott

"Veterinarians and veterinary nurses will appreciate the thoughtful advice on how to cope with the stress associated with abuse cases." – Veterinary Record