AIPARG in the News

Harvard Law School (Winter and Spring, 2020): Animal Law & Policy Program

Dr. Amy Fitzgerald has been awarded a Research Fellowship at Harvard Law School.

Brock University (March 21, 2019): Animal Advocacy and Environmentalism

Dr. Amy Fitzgerald gave a talk about her new book Animal Advocacy and Environmentalism: Understanding and Bridging the Divide.

CBC Ottawa Morning (December 6, 2017): Animals and domestic violence

Researchers are gathering in Ottawa to talk about the link between violence against humans and animals. Listen to the interview with Dr. Amy Fitzgerald

Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (December 6, 2017): Speaker spotlight - Dr. Amy Fitzgerald

A plenary speaker at the 2017 CFHS Canadian Violence Link Conference: Making the link between violence against humans and animals, CFHS’s interview with Dr. Fitzgerald spotlights the work of AIPARG and the co-occurrence of animal abuse and intimate partner violence. 

The Weekender on iPolitics.ca (December 1, 2017): Making the link between animal and human abuse

Journalist Holy Lake cited research by Dr. Amy Fitzgerald and AIPARG

CBC News Windsor (June 8, 2017): Women with pets more likely to endure domestic abuse, study finds

Women with pets are enduring domestic abuse longer and returning home sooner for fear their animals could be hurt, according to new research from the University of Windsor. The Canadian sample used in the work by AIPARG revealed some form animal maltreatment was present in roughly 89 per cent of domestic violence cases.

CBC Windsor Morning (June 8, 2017): Domestic violence and pets

Research has found a strong link between animal abuse and domestic violence. We spoke with Amy Fitzgerald, a University of Windsor professor who has been studying the role pets play in domestic violence and Allison Gray, a graduate student.

The Conversation (June 26, 2017): Fears for pets can put abused women at further risk

Survivors of intimate partner violence in shelters across Canada said they had strong bonds with their pets. However, many women also said their pets had been mistreated by their abusive partners. This made many of the women want to leave their abusers, but they were also worried that if they left, their pets would be harmed in their absence. This is the intersection of animal abuse and intimate partner violence.