Our lawmakers should demand an investigation of every dog shooting, to avoid what the public too often gets now: a knee-jerk defense of the officer involved and a callous dismissal of the family’s suffering. After all, if a child ran at a policeman with a knife the officer might fire in self-defense – yet nobody would just let it go at that. Animals don’t occupy the same moral station as children, but family pets are more than just property. A badge and a gun should not be a license to shoot them at whim.
WE DEMAND THAT POLICE AND ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS - stop killing our pets so needlessly and cruelly.