Paw Justice has a zero tolerance attitude towards animal abuse. It works with the community to reduce animal abuse and cruelty. Paw Justice has various campaigns and programmes which aim to promote its causes. We act as advocates in the community for those with no voices and promote education and public awareness to bring about social change. Join your voice with ours - become the voice for the animals.


Paw Justice believes offenders should receive harsher penalties for animal abuse, whether through fines or imprisonment. We believe those who commit inhuman acts should be subject to public scrutiny and should be placed on watch lists.

Statistics show that people who commit violent acts against animals go on to re-offend against people, committing violent crimes against the person.

Taffy Hotene went from strangling kittens to killing Kylie Jones in August 2000. New Zealand born Taffy started out strangling kittens, moving on to theft, aggravated robbery, sexual assault and finally murder. Read more about Taffy Honae here.

Our mission is to stop this from happening any further. Not only for the safety of our pets, but also for the safety of people within our community.

Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy, Andrew Cunanan, David ‘Son of Sam’ Berkowitz, and Albert ‘Boston Strangler’ DeSalvo were ALL cruel to animals before they started hurting people.

Jeffrey Dahmer murdered 17 men and boys – most of whom were of African or Asian descent. His murders were particularly gruesome, involving sexual assault, torture, dismemberment, necrophilia and cannibalism.

Ted Bundy murdered 36 people that authorities know about, Bundy would bludgeon his victims, then strangle them to death. He also engaged in sexual assault and necrophilia

Albert ‘Boston Strangler’ DeSalvo was responsible for killing 13 women after a sexual assault they were strangled with their own clothing.

Killer teenagers Eric Harris, Dylan Klebold from (Columbine High School), and Kip Kinkel were also known for their past history of animal cruelty, and would gloat about what they had done to stray cats, only weeks before they embarked on a massacre killing 12 students and a teacher as well as wounding 23 others


Animal cruelty defines a range of different behaviours harmful to animals. These behaviours range from neglect to malicious killing. Most cruelty reports have been investigated by humane officers who can educate owners about unintentional neglect. Intentional cruelty or abuse is knowingly depriving an animal of food, water, shelter, socialisation and/or veterinary care or maliciously torturing, maiming, mutilating, or killing an animal.


Animal cruelty can be one of the earliest and most dramatic indicators that an individual is developing a pattern of seeking power and control by inflicting suffering on others.

Is there an evidence of a connection between animal cruelty and human violence?

Many studies in psychology, sociology, and criminology over the last 25 years have demonstrated that violent offenders frequently have childhood and adolescent histories of serious and repeated animal cruelty. The FBI has recognised this connection since l970s, when bureau analysis of the life histories of imprisoned serial killers suggested that most as children had killed or tortured animals. Other research has shown consistent patterns of animal cruelty among perpetrators of more common forms of violence, including child abuse and spousal abuse.


Most animal abusers are adolescent or young adult males, although children as young as four have been known to harm animals. Many animal abusers have a history of other antisocial or criminal activities, including vandalism, assault, and arson, and many are the victims of physical or sexual abuse. Animal cruelty is often associated with children who do poorly in school and have low self-esteem and few friends.


There can be many reasons. Animal cruelty, like any other form of violence, is often committed by a person who feels powerless, unnoticed, and under the control of others. The motive may be to shock, threaten, intimidate, or offend others or to demonstrate rejection of society’s rules. Some who are cruel to animals copy things they have seen or that have been done to them. Others see harming an animal as a safe way to get revenge on someone who cares about that animal. In some cases, animal abuse is associated with deviant arousal.