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The power of animals to help rehabilitate youth criminals

Research shows an undeniable link between cruelty to animals and future violent crime.

But creating empathy towards animals can help break the cycle of a victim later becoming a perpetrator.

Katie and Dean Shannon run boarding kennel 'Two Brown Dogs and a Cat' in Greymouth, and regularly work with Youth Justice kids carrying out community service

They've just written a book, 'It's Not the Dog We're Training'. Katie speaks to Jesse.

listen to the interview here


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