Make law enforcement accountable for killing family pets across the USA
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Make law enforcement accountable for killing family pets across the USA

    1. Nikki Baker
    2. Petition by

      Nikki Baker

      Sidney, Canada

It seems just about every day now we hear another story of a police officer shooting a family pet. It also seems that there are never any repercussions for the officer.

The latest story to appear on my screens, albeit an old one, was an officer in 'fear for her life' from a Chihuahua of all things.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=263119177122122&set=a.251151961652177.42171.251137081653665&type=1&ref=nf

Now I fully understand that criminal types may hold viciously trained dogs to deter law enforcement but this random killing of family pets seems to be escalating beyond belief and nothing is being done about it.

It only takes a second to google it and see exactly how many incidents like this there are.

And it needs to stop now!

We politely request that there be FEDERAL legislation in place across the USA that requires an inquest into these shootings. Officers should be made to prove there really was a threat and that 'shoot to kill' was the very last, and only, option open to them. If not they should be treated like any other animal abuser out there and penalised.

In short, make them accountable for their actions!

 

This petition is not about one dog, one officer or one state. It's about change, nationwide change, and one day global change. Justice applicable to ALL without discrimination or bias.

Recent signatures

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    1. Buddy

      Nikki Baker
      Petition Organizer
      Two sides to police dog shooting story in Butner

      A Butner woman says officers used a Taser on her family's beloved pit bull and then shot it in front of her children - killing it.

    2. Reached 2,000 signatures
    3. Name unknown

      Nikki Baker
      Petition Organizer
      Pet wolf dog put down after police shooting

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    4. Tiger

      Nikki Baker
      Petition Organizer
      Henrico police shoot pet as they notify family of son's homicide

      Hamiel's nephew, Ricky Ellerbe, 33, turned up shot to death hours later, about eight blocks from his home and just yards from the all-night convenience store on Mechanicsville Turnpike that had been his destination. "He probably had been out there dead all night," said Ellerbe's mother, Nannie, sitting on the stoop of her home in the 2900 block of Fairfield Avenue.

    5. KiKi

      Nikki Baker
      Petition Organizer
      Family dog shot by police inside of owner's fenced yard

      Penny Eims, a lifelong animal lover, has dedicated the past 4 years to a large, non-profit dog rescue in Washington. Her experiences include fostering, writing web content, creating dog biographies, pet memorials and contributing to rescue newsletters.

    6. Cindy

      Nikki Baker
      Petition Organizer
      Army vet says police killed his dog

      BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Adam Arroyo was at work Monday when his apartment was raided by police. He says they raided the wrong apartment and his beloved dog was shot and killed. Arroyo is an Iraq War veteran and has lived with his pit bull "Cindy" in his west side apartment for several years.

    7. Reached 1,500 signatures
    8. Marley

      Nikki Baker
      Petition Organizer
      Police Officer Shoots Family's Dog

      (Memphis) An East Memphis family is heartbroken after a police officer shot and killed their dog. Police say the pit bull mix was charging the officer, so he was justified to shoot. The family believes it could have been handled another way. The family describes Marley as a loving dog and affectionate 16-month-old dog.

    9. Zazzie

      Nikki Baker
      Petition Organizer
      Walterboro dog shot by sheriff's deputy later put down

      When Martha Knight saw a sheriff's deputy driving around to her backyard, she immediately thought of her dogs. "I had a feeling he might do something to one of my dogs," she said. "I didn't think he'd shoot at them, I just thought he might Taser them or something."

    10. Reached 1,000 signatures
    11. Norton

      Nikki Baker
      Petition Organizer
      Justice for Norton

      Norton and his housemate Baily got out of their fence today and were found on their own property....

    12. 2 dogs in Chester

      Nikki Baker
      Petition Organizer
      Cops shoot dogs in front of Pennsylvania high school

      A dog fight ended with a hail of bullets in a Philadelphia suburb, leaving residents shocked and looking for answers. The incident started on Friday at around noon when a stray dog got into a pickup truck at a red light in Chester, Pa., and began fighting with another pooch, NBCPhiladelphia.com reported.

    13. 5 caged shelter dogs

      Nikki Baker
      Petition Organizer
      Cop Shoots & Kills 5 Caged Dogs At Animal Shelter

      Selma's top cop defends the action of one of his officers who shot and killed five caged dogs inside the city's animal shelter. Last Friday, volunteers at the Selma Animal Shelter say they were horrified when they heard the news that a Selma police sergeant took out his department-issued gun and shot and killed five caged pit bulls.

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    • Laura Lovett 97023, OR
      • 6 months ago

      Police shootings of pets and people are out of hand.

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    • TE Finnegan HOUSTON, TX
      • 6 months ago

      Cops should be held to a higher standard of behavior... NOT LOWER.

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    • Mary C TORONTO, CANADA
      • 7 months ago

      All beings love and cherish life, just like us. Please watch shows "Animal World" on www.suprememastertv.com to understand the noble and loving nature of animals

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    • ANG-ELLA MAC DONALD PEABODY, MA
      • 7 months ago

      Cops need to be stopped from shoot the dog, lie on the report and exonerated by their superiors. WE will not tolerate our public servants, paid for by the taxpayer and who work for us, behaving as if we are their enemy and under their control. These cops need to be put in their place. WE are just the ones to do it.

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    • Brittany Kaiser WINTER HAVEN, FL
      • 7 months ago

      I myself have dog, she is my baby and part of my family. If anything were to happen to her because of the negligence of an armed officer it would like killing my child and I would do everything in my power to see that punishment be handed out.

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