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Requiring veterinarians to report suspected animal abuse faces many of the same issues, concerns and hurdles once faced by the child protection movement. The history of child protection may hence provide a strategic model for progress in animal protection. Being able to anticipate the hurdles will help prepare us to overcome them.

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Bill C. Henry henrybi@msudenver.edu, Professor of Psychology, Metropolitan State University of Denver, does research on human-animal interactions, factors influencing attitudes about animals, and factors associated with animal abuse. He currently lives in Denver, Colorado, with his wife, his son, a dog, a cat, two birds, and a gecko. https://msudenver.edu/searchchannel/jsp/directoryprofile/profile.jsp?uName=henrybi