Children who abuse animals: when should you be concerned about child abuse? A review of the literature.

@article{LeeKelland2018ChildrenWA,
  title={Children who abuse animals: when should you be concerned about child abuse? A review of the literature.},
  author={Richard Lee-Kelland and Fiona Olwen Finlay},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  year={2018},
  volume={103 8},
  pages={
          801-805
        }
}
Animal abuse by children is common, with 3-44% of children being reported to abuse animals at some point during their childhood. Much of this behaviour may be regarded as an extension of exploratory behaviour in a younger child; however, the apparent link between child and animal abuse is an area of increasing interest; with children who abuse animals being… CONTINUE READING