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Torturing animals can be just the beginning of abuse that goes beyond animals and on to humans. Dr. Mary Lou Randour, a psychologist with the Humane Society of the United States, said there’s a strong correlation between animal abuse and child abuse and domestic violence.
“Animal abuse is an indicator of a family in trouble,” Randour said. “Children who are cruel to animals are more likely to continue displaying antisocial, violent behavior as they become adults.”
When animal abuse occurs, Randour said, pet owners should call their local police department and be sure to make a report.