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Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Deadly Link Trailer- Please watch to find out more about the link between animal abuse, domestic violence and child abuse – and about this film to help educate the public and find solutions..

The Deadly Link Trailer- Please watch to find out more about the link between animal abuse, domestic violence and child abuse – and about this film to help educate the public and find solutions.. LINK: http://www.causes.com/causes/644857-let-s-turn-facebook-orange-for-animal-cruelty-awareness/actions/1706246 OUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH ANIMALS MATTERS! The Link Between Animal Abuse and Domestic Violence .. Cruelty to animals manifests in violence toward people. LINKS- http://www.abqjournal.com/main/2012/11/18/blogs/cruelty-to-animals-manifests-in-violence-toward-people.html The Deadly Link Trailer- Please watch to find out more about the link between animal abuse, domestic violence and child abuse – and about this film to help educate the public and find solutions.. http://thedeadlylink.com/ Nina Knapp's life changed about 35 years ago. While living in Boise, Idaho, and working for a women's shelter, Knapp was witness to many strange and bizarre cases. One aspect that stuck with her was seeing the women and their pets needing a home. "One night, this woman showed up to the shelter with a dog and a cat," Knapp recalls. "We didn't have the accommodations for the pets. We told her that we would have to call animal control for the dog and cat. She declined to stay there, but we were able to give her some financial support for the night. I don't know what happened to this woman or her pets, but it was a situation that resonated with me." Knapp and producer Sheryl Brown have begun work on a feature-length documentary called "The Deadly Link." The film will present the stories of cruelty and compassion behind the scientific evidence that links animal abuse and human violence, which includes domestic violence, child abuse and elder abuse. Production has begun, and the filmmakers hope to have the film out in 2013. Knapp says she wanted to make the film because she is an animal lover. Brown says the purpose of the documentary is to bring the issue of animal abuse in violent homes, and possible solutions, to the attention of a worldwide audience. She says it also will be an educational/training tool for social service providers, police officers, mail carriers, utility meter readers, animal control officers, veterinarians, family physicians, clergy, civic groups and politicians. "Thirty-two percent of battered women report that their children had hurt or killed animals. We need to help stop this cycle," Brown says. "There is a statistical correlation to it all. People who abuse animals are four times more likely to commit crimes. The point of this film is to stop the violence before it stops." Nina Knapp says anyone who has a related story to share with the project can email at thedeadlylink@gmail.com. For more information about the project. visit www.thedeadlylink.com. CONTACTS: Nina Knapp, Executive Producer 505-343-9492 Sheryl Brown, Producer 505-321-6806 http://thedeadlylink.com/contacts/ Address -PO Box 6915 Albuquerque, NM 87197, United States. thedeadlylink@gmail.com Phone: 505-343-9492 Support the Film Today! Indiegogo Fundraising Campaign..http://www.indiegogo.com/thedeadlylink/

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