Alison Gianotto–a nationally-recognized expert on animal abuse and founder of

by | Jul 11, 2007

Alison Gianotto–a nationally-recognized expert on animal abuse and founder of, a sprawling web site and online resource that provides information on virtually all facets of animal abuse and cruelty (from an “Animal Abuse Crime Database,” featuring more than 11,000 cases, to a section devoted to how “regular people” can prevent animal abuse)–discusses what prompted her to create the organization, outlines some of the ever-expanding services and resources offered, describes how law enforcement and prosecutors might use the site to more effectively build a case, notes that the site offers information (updated daily) about neglect/abuse/cruelty court cases taking place across this country and sometimes in other countries, touches on the connection between some who abuse animals and also abuse children or adults, and more. []

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