PETA Statement: 6th Circuit Court Ruling In Dog Shooting Case

For Immediate Release:
December 21, 2016

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Dogs are often shot out of fear or apprehension because people don’t understand basic canine body language. These fatal shootings might have been avoided had officers been properly trained or an animal control official been present to remove the dogs humanely. This incident should serve as a wakeup call for law-enforcement agencies to get their officers the training that they desperately need.

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