Commentary Type

Invited Commentary


The question of client confidentiality and reporting animal abuse is complicated when the client is not the abuser, and when the abuse (of both people and animals) may escalate precisely because it has been (or may be) reported.

Author Biography

Tania Signal t.signal@cqu.edu.au, Associate Professor of Psychology, CQUniversity, studies Human-Animal Interaction: potential links between personality factors (especially empathy), interpersonal violence and the treatment of animals, as well as community attitudes to farm animal welfare and suitable penalties for animal cruelty offenses. https://www.cqu.edu.au/about-us/staff-directory/profiles/school-of-human,-health-and-social-sciences/school-of-human,-health-and-social-sciences/signalt