Of Human Darkness: The Link Between Domestic Violence and Animal Abuse

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Being Southern Somewhere Else

Oubliette.  It’s a particularly nasty little word, no matter how one looks at it.  Drawn from the French oublier–which means to forget completely, to put out of one’s mind–it’s also the name of a horrible invention of punitive confinement–a dungeon with only a trap door in its ceiling.  These days, it might refer to a trash chute leading to an incinerator or compactor, but I find its original meaning highly appropriate for the topic at hand.  Please take a few minutes to read, to see, what our society is so fond of excusing or ignoring.  Yes, it’s an uncomfortable topic, but such behaviors can only flourish in the dark, fetid spaces offered by public discomfort.

One and the Same

For many years, both policy makers and those spearheading charitable organizations failed to see the connection between abuse of a family member or partner and maltreatment of domestic pets.  Fortunately…

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Michael Dellert is an award-winning writer, editor, publishing consultant, and writing coach with a publishing career spanning 18 years. He is currently working as an independent freelancer. He lives in the Greater New York City area.

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3 comments on “Of Human Darkness: The Link Between Domestic Violence and Animal Abuse
  1. PorterGirl says:

    This is a well-written and very important post indeed.

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