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asocStudies show that there is a link between acts of cruelty to animals and violence toward humans, including child abuse, spousal battery and other types of violent behavior. Awareness of the importance of treating people who have abused animals is growing: 31 states and the District of Columbia currently recommend or mandate judges to require counseling for persons convicted of animal cruelty. – See more at:
The Australasian Animal Studies Association (AASA) was formed in 2005 by a group working in the emergent field of Animal Studies (alternatively Human Animal Studies).  As an International body, AASA brings together writers, thinkers and researchers from across Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region to foster collaborations, organise events for the dissemination of current research and projects, and to provide information regarding research fellowships, awards, grants and scholarships for Animal studies scholars and students.
From infancy through old age, many people’s lives are enriched by the love of a pet. In addition, both volunteer and trained service animals are an increasingly common sight as they participate in hospital, school, and nursing home visitation and therapeutic programs. Yet, there has been little scientific research on the role that pets and therapeutic animals play in our health and development. While animal-assisted therapies appear promising, they often lack solid evidence of effectiveness. More research is therefore needed to understand the effects of human–animal interaction (HAI) and to optimize the value of this interaction.

A UK study found perpetrators of violence usually harm those physically weaker than themselves and as a result ‘abuse of animals occurs frequently in conjunction with human abuse’. Photograph: PR









$100,000 earmarked for pet protection programs after studies show victims may delay leaving an abusive relationship out of fear of what will happen to their pets.

The pets of women and children fleeing family violence will be offered protection as part of a program funded by the Victorian government.

Numerous reviews have shown that perpetrators of family violence use threats and harm to pets as a way of maintaining control of their victims, and that victims may delay leaving an abusive relationship out of fear of what will happen to their pets.

Over the next four years, $100,000 will be given to the family violence response service, Safe Steps, to build relationships with animal welfare agencies such as the RCPCA and family violence services, the state government announced on Sunday.

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Report Bird Abuse in Australia

If you see birds being neglected or abused in
private homes, pet shops, markets, bird sales events etc, please contact Paris on email or call if urgent on 0413 530 419.

URGENT PETITION! BAN BIRD SALE Melbourne 28 May 2017- Victorian Aviculturists are using birds as breeding slaves and for profit!
Victorian Aviculturists are using birds (captive native and non-native birds) as breeding slaves and money-makers calling it a hobby. The abuse and cruelty toward birds in Victoria, parallels the abuse in the Victorian Puppy farm industry! There are bird mills everywhere! CLICK FOR PETITION!  
National Bird Adoption/Foster Program

Agapi's Sanctuary is Heaven on Earth in Melbourne, Australia where birds can be themselves.

No small cages, no threats, no wing clipping, no forced bird training, no obstacles. ONLY privacy, security, love and freedom to fly all day! The bird children have the freedom to think and behave as they wish and to evolve within a loving, trusting and safe environment and be regarded as children within her family.



Together let’s spread the word and help birds fly again!!

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Ban Birds Sales & Breeding in Australia from Paris Yves Read on Vimeo.

Paris Yves Read from Melbourne, Australia has been campaigning to Ban Bird breeding and bird selling in Australia. This bird industry abuses and disregards the emotions and welfare of birds. There are thousands of backyard and commercial bird mills/farms all over Australia- Time that the breeders/sellers stopped! Time that the Australian State Governments introduced laws to protect all Birds!

Birds have parallet capacities to people related to mental functions:
  • Human-bird-brain-crop-thinking & cognition
  • feelings
  • emotions
  • equal & lasting relationships
  • dreams and aspirations
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