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The first nationwide database tracking police shootings of animals.

  1. 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…

  2. Police training firm CELET dissolves partnership, accuses accountants of identity theft

    Despite the antagonism that is sparked between police departments and animal-welfare advocates in the aftermath of a highly publicized shooting of an animal by a police officer, both camps typically agree on at least one thing: that additional training for police officers is the solution to puppycide. These [animal shootings]…

  3. States push to transform police worn cameras from accountability guarantee to another surveillance tool

    Over the past few years, the use of cameras worn by police officers is growing fast. Police reform activists rallied around body cameras as a tool for increasing police accountability in the wake of a series of highly contentious shooting deaths of unarmed individuals - some of whom were prepubescent…

  4. We never said US police shoot 500 dogs a day

    Over the past several months multiple news outlets have quoted the Puppycide Database Project as "estimating" US police shoot 500 dogs a day. So far we are aware of one major news outlet making this claim, and several dozen smaller blogs and magazines made the claim go somewhat…

  5. UPDATED: DOJ to host DC forum on puppycide tomorrow

    The Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services is hosting a forum tomorrow (September 21st) in Washington DC to "bring together law enforcement leaders and subject matter experts to discuss canine encounters". COPS has published a number of policy papers on the subject of police shootings…