Acts of cruelty to animals are symptoms of deep mental problems. Research in psychology and criminology shows that people who commit acts of cruelty to animals don’t stop there. Many of these abusers move on to hurt people as well. According to a Federal Bureau of Investigation profiler, murderers very often start out by killing and torturing animals as kids. Studies have shown that violent and aggressive criminals are more likely to have abused animals as children than criminals who are considered non-aggressive.
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