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The first nationwide database tracking police shootings of animals.

  1. Welcome to our new, redesigned Blog!

    As part of our current efforts to completely rebuild our web properties, Puppycide Database Project has made numerous major changes to our blog. Thank you for bearing with us as we've been working on the site. Among some of the new features that you can now take advantage of: We…

  2. Puppycide Database Project Complete Redesign Underway

    Since our founding, the Puppycide Database Project has used a variety of cutting edge technologies to allow the public access to records related to police violence for the first time. Without the efficient approach that we've designed for retrieving police records and storing them in a set of high performance…

  3. Federal Court Judge: Unlicensed Dogs are "Contraband" & Not Protected by the Fourth Amendment

    Earlier this month, United States District Court Judge George Caram Steeh III dismissed a lawsuit filed in 2016 by Nikita Smith and Kevin Thomas, whose dogs were killed by police during a violent raid reportedly organized to seize a small amount of marijuana. Of the three dogs owned by Ms…

  4. Sessions' DOJ Moves to Dismantle Federal Reforms of Local Law Enforcement

    On March 31st, Trump Administration Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo ordering an "immediate review" of Department of Justice activities involving local law enforcement, including: "collaborative investigations and prosecutions, grant making, technical assistance and training, compliance reviews, existing or contemplated consent decrees, and task force participation.…

  5. Appeals Court to Puppycide Victims: Drop Dead

    The Sixth District Court of Appeals in Grand Rapids, Michigan has decided that officers within the Battle Creek Police Department, the police department itself and the City of Battle Creek have absolutely no liability for an April, 2013 shooting death of two dogs owned by Mark & Cheryl Brown. Police…

  6. USDA's Wildlife Services continues to kill millions of animals each year

    Twenty months ago, the Puppycide Database Project published an article about a little-known agency within the United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service that has, for the last 100 years (under various names), waged a campaign to kill animals that have been declared pests by agricultural…