Domestic violence and companion animals in the context of LGBT people’s relationships

Nik Taylor, Heather Fraser, Damien W. Riggs

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Abstract

The link between domestic violence and animal abuse has now been well established, indicating that where there is one form of abuse, there is often the other. Research on this link, however, has almost exclusively focused on heterosexual cisgender people’s relationships. Lacking, then, is an exploration of the possibly unique links between domestic violence and animal abuse in the context of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people’s relationships. In this article we adopt a feminist intersectional approach informed by Critical Animal Studies to advocate for a non-pathologising approach to understanding LGBT people’s relationships with regard to the link between domestic violence and animal abuse.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)821-836
Number of pages16
JournalSexualities
Volume22
Issue number5-6
Early online date17 Feb 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2019

Keywords

  • Animal abuse
  • companion animals
  • domestic violence
  • LGBT
  • relationships

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