Special Days

16 Days of Activism

As the sixteen days of activism against gender-based violence kick off today, let us be aware that the abuse of animals is not a separate issue. Neglect and cruelty to animals is a harbinger of anti-social and violent behaviour towards people.

Phil Arkow, co-author of the leading research manual on Child Abuse, Domestic Violence and Animal Abuse: Linking the Circles of Compassion for Prevention and Intervention makes it clear:

“The maltreatment of animals in our communities is the overt expression of violence against women and children that is hidden behind closed doors.”

Together, we can begin to heal our communities. It starts with those who have no voice at all.

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