I think this is a great idea, to add a little more on this subject. True animal abuse can be linked to Sexual Child Abuse (some times the POS Oxygen Thief will hurt or threaten to hurt the child's pet to keep the child quiet).
As I understand it, in some States it is Mandatory for Social Workers to report any child neglect/abuse investigations to the SPCA if an animal is present in the home and vice versa for the SPCA.
It is important to understand that violent people have violent pastimes , when you or I go to the Movies for a night out........they go to a Dog/**** fight.
Misuse of training equipment is ignorance, sometimes abuse but rarely.