Crimes Against Animals Symposium

Course Hours: 8.0 Hours

Course Description

The Georgia Public Safety Training Center is partnering with The Animal Protection Society, and Animal Law Source to bring you the Crimes Against Animals Symposium

Statistics indicate that animal cruelty is linked to human crimes. During the symposium, the link between animal cruelty and human violence will be discussed in depth, including, but not limited to the statistics; how some school mass shooters also performed acts of animal cruelty; the connection between child trafficking, child porn and sex crimes against animals. Next, we will dive deeper into an element-by-element examination of Georgia's felony and misdemeanor cruelty statutes, how to decide what to charge, and how to make sure your evidence supports your chosen charges. Attendees will also get the chance to explore the link between gang activity and organized animal fighting and how these cases can be investigated as a gang or RICO case will be highlighted along with what is needed for a successful prosecution. 

The day will end with a panel discussion, which will offer attendees the opportunity to engage with the panelists during an extended Q&A session.

The Crimes Against Animals Symposium will provide attendees with important information for the ever-increasing issue of crimes against animals. Don't miss out on this important symposium! 

Who Should Attend

Public safety personnel from all disciplines, to include command staff from law enforcement, fire, EMS, emergency management, and communications. 


Prosecutors will also find this symposium helpful.

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