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Double jeopardy: Insurance, animal harm, and domestic violence

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posted on 08.06.2018, 00:00 authored by Tania SignalTania Signal, N Taylor, Karena BurkeKarena Burke, Luke Brownlow
Although the role of companion animals within the dynamic of domestic violence (DV) is increasingly recognized, the overlap of animal harm and insurance discrimination for victims/survivors of DV has not been considered. Prompted by a case study presented in a National Link Coalition LINK-Letter, this research note examines “Pet Insurance” policies available in Australia and whether nonaccidental injury caused by an intimate partner would be covered. We discuss the implications of exclusion criteria for victims/survivors of DV, shelters providing places for animals within a DV dynamic, and, more broadly, for cross- or mandatory-reporting (of animal harm) initiatives. © 2017, © The Author(s) 2017.

Funding

Other

History

Volume

24

Issue

6

Start Page

718

End Page

726

Number of Pages

9

eISSN

1552-8448

ISSN

1077-8012

Publisher

Sage Publications, USA

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Flinders University

Author Research Institute

Appleton Institute

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Violence Against Women