Puppycide Database Blog

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The PDB Project

The first nationwide database tracking police shootings of animals.

  1. 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]…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Short film "Just a Dog" highlights devastating consequences of puppycide for dog owners

    Earlier this year a powerful short film titled "Just a Dog" premiered at the Hot Docs film festival. The film, directed by filmmaker Andrea Scott, is a compelling illustration of the devastating impact of police violence toward pets. You can view "Just a Dog" for free…

  6. Tweets, Sources & Links

    Social media has been an important part of the Puppycide Database Project since our inception. We aren't concerned with going "viral" or getting a bazillion followers; but we are interested in making sure that the public has free and easy access to all of our research, that sources…