NM House Of Representatives Recognizes Threat Or Harm To Companion Animals As Domestic Abuse

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NM House Of Representatives Recognizes Threat Or Harm To Companion Animals As Domestic Abuse

New Mexico is combatting the state’s serious domestic violence problem from an important angle: adding to the definition of “domestic abuse” the act of threatening or harming companion animals, thereby empowering domestic abuse survivors to secure a protection order when the abuser threatens to—or carries out—harm to the survivor’s companion animal(s).