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  1. Help PuppycideDB to publish our research!

    We need your help, Puppycide readers. After over a year and a half of research, Puppycide Database Project is ready to publish our findings to date. Our research has uncovered a variety of trends related to police violence toward animals that has never before been understood: among our findings are…

  2. North Port FL K9 Unit orders dog to rip off the face of unarmed, suicidal teen

    In-depth report from regional newspaper finds systemic abuses, excessive force, and striking evidence that a horrific attack on an unarmed teenage boy by a police canine was premeditated In The Brothers Karazamov, Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky includes a brutal anecdote of a wealthy military officer who orders his highly-trained dogs…

  3. PuppycideDB interviewed by Photography is Not a Crime

    Photography is Not a Crime (PINAC) is an independent media organization that focuses on investigative reporting of law enforcement. PINAC, first founded by photographer Carlos Miller in South Florida, regularly scoops more traditional media outlets, and covers controversial stories that are all too often ignored. PuppycideDB IT Director Josh Wieder…

  4. Statistics are misleading 100% of the time - Conclusion

    Over the past week, the Puppycide Database Project has published some 13,000 words as part of our multi-part series, Statistics are misleading 100% of the time. The purpose of our series was to investigate two of the most widely circulated and highly respected statistics published concerning the use of…

  5. Statistics are Misleading 100% of the Time (Part 4)

    Welcome to the fourth article in Puppycide Database Project's ongoing series, "Statistics are Misleading 100% of the Time". In this article, we pick up where we left off from Part Three in our analysis of the widely-cited claim that "half of all police shootings involve dogs"…

  6. UPDATED 12/15/2015 - Chester PA Police officer shoots dog 8 times, laughs

    NOTE: This article contains a photograph that shows a dog's corpse, and video of police shooting dogs. Although the images do not show graphic injuries, reader discretion is advised. On Thursday, December 10th at roughly 10AM, officers with the City of Chester Police Department and local animal control killed a…