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A DATABASE of people who commit brutal attacks against animals could help prevent those who go on to become murderers or serial killers, West Australian Police Minister Rob Johnson says.
The WA government will consider psychiatric assessments and building a specific database for people convicted of animal cruelty following a request by the RSPCA, Mr Johnson said.
RSPCA WA president Lynne Bradshaw said Australia was lagging behind other developed countries in recognising the correlation between animal cruelty and criminal behaviour.
"There is a strong correlation between cruelty to animals and escalating criminal behaviour including cruelty to human beings," Ms Bradshaw said.
"That's called the cruelty connection.
"The cruelty connection is well recognised in ... the US, the UK, New Zealand, in fact we're behind the times here at recognising what we call the red flag for human behaviour.
Originally posted by Chadwickus
Another point I feel I need to make is you are accusing the police/government/TPTB for wanting to track more people when in fact it is the RSPCA that suggested this.