Here at Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region, we are pleased that we are able to collaborate with community members to draw attention to the link between violence against animals and violence against women and children.  This week about 180 people attended a forum addressing that link and how we can work in our own sectors and as a community to be aware of the issues and to address them together.  Phil Arkow provided information and inspiration to do both.  A panel of those on the coalition answered questions and helped us  all understand some of the complexities of the road ahead of us.  The coalition welcomes your feedback and ideas for ways to go forward in eliminating violence against the most vulnerable in our community.