We the undersigned demand that LAW ENFORCEMENT and Animal Control Officers STOP killing our pets!
Way too many beloved family pets are being KILLED or injured by the Police or AC Officers. There is no reason for the cruelty which injures and/or kills our pets while law enforcement are doing their job.
Through proper training, education, and the use of other means to subdue pets, this epidemic of pets being KILLED can be lessened or even stopped and it should be stopped!
Law Enforcement and AC Officers are put in place to offer protection to people and their properties. We would like to see these people given education and training that incorporates non- violent ethics and values into their work. We would also like to see a collaborative effort from Law makers, Government officials, law enforcement, community efforts and concerned citizens to come up with solutions to stop the killing and violence against OUR beloved pets.
Orange for Animal Cruelty Awareness
This petition closed almost 2 years ago
WAY TOO MANY INNOCENT FAMILY PETS ARE BEING INJURED OR EVEN TRAGICALLY KILLED ACROSS THE USA by Law Enforcement and AC Officers! WHY IS THIS? well one reason is that some Police- and Law...
WAY TOO MANY INNOCENT FAMILY PETS ARE BEING INJURED OR EVEN TRAGICALLY KILLED ACROSS THE USA by Law Enforcement and AC Officers! WHY IS THIS? well one reason is that some Police- and Law enforcement / AC Officers like to abuse the power that they hold in their jobs. Some of these Police and AC Officers who are supposed to protect and serve the general public, are way to trigger happy and lack the much needed skills to think before they shoot. ALL departments /agencies need to have a -Department's Use of Force Policy - which will specify that the use of deadly force on an animal is only authorized " if it poses an imminent threat of death or great bodily harm to a person." In addition, departments need to purchase equipment to help with the humane capture of dogs and, as a matter of policy need to defer all animal-related incidents to the experts at Animal Control whenever possible. More education on how to deal with animals in non- violent and humane ways needs to be made a mandatory part of their education and training each year.
YOUTUBE VIDEO LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJikANNIPcg Published on 21 Dec 2012 Family pets are being gunned down not only regularly but needlessly and it is time that the nation as a whole is aware of this epidemic. Not only are pets being shot, the families are then often faced with harassment and intimidation by the same people and departments. Many have had to install security devices on/in their homes in fear of retaliation. In almost all cases, the actions of the shooter(s) are justified by an "internal investigation'. Pets are being murdered while the children and other family members are present and it is only by an act of faith that none have been killed as well. Accountability and training are long overdue as well as a national story on this disgrace in the United States.
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