Patterns of Abuse: Exploding the Cycle


Producer: Anti-Cruelty Society

Year: 1999

Format: DVD   Running time: 23 mins.



All living things deserve respect. Certain individuals, however, can succumb to internal or external pressures and take out their aggression on other people or animals - often with tragic results. Patterns of Abuse explores the nature of such violence-including the link between animal abuse and human cruelty -and its effect on society.Interviews with both experts and survivors detail the various forms of abuse and the relationship between abuser and victim.

Also covered are reasons for these destructive impulses and intervention tactics necessary to stop the cycle of violence.Thought-provoking and insightful, Patterns of Abuse is essential viewing for audiences as diverse as middle and high school students, college psychology classes, hospitals, and both current and potential pet owners.


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