I knew if I were to leave, he wouldn’t hesitate to kill them.
Animal rescue agencies and law enforcement lack the resources to patrol the streets in search of animal abuse.
The Picture of the Psychopathic Female Who Abuses Animals Brenda Spencer, who opened fire at a San Diego school, killing two children and injuring nine others, had repeatedly abused cats and dogs, often by setting their tails on fire.
This is clearly above and beyond the kind of animal mistreatment some “normal” people report, such as impulsively striking a dog that has repeatedly gone to the bathroom in the house.
Men who abuse the family pet have been reported to use more forms of domestic violence (sexual violence, marital rape, emotional violence, and stalking) and more controlling behaviors, and to be more dangerous, than non-pet-abusing batterers.
In these battles of power and control, batterers take advantage of any opportunity to intimidate and coerce their victims, often using pets with whom the victim has a close emotional attachment.