Tuesday, March 30, 2010

West Virginia adds pets to domestic violence orders

A few weeks ago I wrote about Minnesota's legislature considering adding pets into protective orders for people in abusive relationships. Well West Virginia has just heard the call. Governor Joe Manchin has signed a law that will allow judges to include pets in domestic violence protective orders.

This protection will not only save innocent animals from abuse, but will also save children. "People who even witness animal cruelty were over eight times more likely to perpetrate violence. These are kids that are not necessarily even being abused themselves, but they're witnessing the violence to their animals."

Read more at Public News Service.

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