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Over the past 40 years, researchers and professionals in a variety of human services and animal welfare disciplines have established significant correlations between animal abuse, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, elder abuse and other forms of violence. Mistreating animals is no longer seen as an isolated incident that can be ignored: it is often an indicator or predictor crime and a “red flag” warning sign that other family members in the household may not be safe.


We call this species-spanning interconnectedness of different forms of violence The Link. The National Link Coalition is a nonprofit, multi-disciplinary, collaborative initiative to increase awareness and address public policy, programs and research. We serve as the National Resource Center on The Link between Animal Abuse and Human Violence. We want to stop the cycle of violence that often affects multiple family members. To achieve this critical goal, we need your help.
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The National Link Coalition is the only international educational and advocacy organization working to prevent animal cruelty, domestic violence, child maltreatment, and elder abuse by showing how they intersect. As the international resource center on The Link between animal cruelty and human violence we train multi-disciplinary professionals, showcase programs, and publicize legislation and research to foster collaborations that create safer communities by recognizing that when animals are abused, people are at risk, and when people are abused, animals are at risk.


The Mission of the National Link Coalition is to promote and maintain the only international resource center addressing the Link between animal cruelty and human violence in order to provide access to these resources worldwide.


It is understood that there is a Link between violence against humans and violence against animals. Through the global recognition and integration of this understanding into policies and practices, all people and animals will be measurably safer.


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You can help keep our programs going and – more important – keep people, animals, families, and communities safer from animal cruelty, domestic violence, child maltreatment, and elder abuse.Through our combined efforts, we have made gigantic strides in The LINK between animal abuse and human violence. Let’s keep our progress going and growing!

To join the National Link Coalition (it’s free!), to find a speaker to address your organization or to receive our free monthly e-newsletter about Link activities, please contact:
National Link Coalition
c/o Phil Arkow, President/Secretary
16 Grasshopper Drive
Etowah, NC 28729

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The National Link Coalition is a nonprofit organization, incorporated in the State of North Carolina and is declared exempt under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations to the National Link Coalition are deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Copies of our incorporation and tax exemption documents are available upon request.