Phil Arkow

Stratford, New Jersey

Session: The “Dark Side” of the Human-Animal Bond: Animal Abuse as an Indicator and Predictor of Abuse of Vulnerable Populations

Phil ArkowInternationally acclaimed lecturer, author and educator Phil Arkow is coordinator of the National Link Coalition – the National Resource Center on The Link between Animal Abuse and Human Violence – and editor of its monthly LINK-Letter. He chairs the Latham Foundation’s Animal Abuse and Family Violence Prevention Project. He teaches courses on Animal Abuse and Human Violence at the University of Florida, and on Human-Animal Interactions at the University of Pennsylvania, Harcum College and Camden County College. He trains internationally and has presented over 200 times in 15 countries and 38 states, and has authored or edited over 75 key reference works in the field of human-animal interactions and violence prevention.

He was one of the founders of the National Link Coalition, the National Animal Control Association, and the Colorado and New Jersey federations of animal welfare agencies. He has served with the American Veterinary Medical Association, the ASPCA, the American Humane Association, the Delta Society, the Animals & Society Institute, the National Coalition on Violence Against Animals, the National District Attorneys Association, the Academy on Violence & Abuse, and the American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians. He recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from New Jersey Child Assault Prevention.