ARTICLE - OFFICER KILLS DOG AT 5 YEAR OLD'S BIRTHDAY PARTY - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3700618/Oklahoma-police-officer-shoots-kills-family-dog-AR-15-boy-s-birthday-party.html
It is a constant issue that I believe needs more attention on, because honestly how can we truly feel safe, when innocent lives such as our beloved "fur-babies" are gunned down, and many without any reason what-so-ever...
I have always stood and believed in our police services, to serve and protect as the statement goes - saluting and giving my highest respect to the brave men and women who risk their lives everyday in order to keep us safe and protected from the actions of those who wish to victimize us... but sadly, when you get those few officers that completely turn the tables and do opposite of what they should stand for.. it truly breaks my heart that these individuals are not only breaking down the reputation of police services, but also using the power in which they are given to take away the lives of the innocent.
ARTICLE - FAMILY SAYS DETROIT POLICE KILLED DOGS FOR NO REASON DURING RAID -- http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-news/185410049-story
I want everyone to know that when I make this statement, my opinion, I am NOT referring to every police officer or department, because there are countless men and women upon the force who do live by the statement to "Serve & Protect", who do make that stand and risk their lives in order to protect and keep us safe with much, much bravery doing it as well. It is reflected upon those individuals who have literally destroyed people's lives, robbed them of their happiness and safety, and even partially removed that security that all individuals should feel when the police are around...
But when it comes to raising awareness about these killings and issues at hand, we must take the time to acknowledge and make known that it is not just the police officers who claim these innocent lives, but the permittance of these deaths due to the legislation and discrimination against a specific breed -- and in many many cases it is the being on the opposite end of the leash that should actually be considered the fault and raiser of such a bad reputation.
These issues at hand cannot be tolerated or turned away from --- for if we ignore these matters, anyone's pets are at risk and in danger--- and it is then that we will find ourselves facing the same tragedy and trauma as countless individuals who have had their beloved fur-babies fall victim to such actions.
Please Take the Time to Raise UR Paw and Be A Voice Against not only BSL, but also the issue of police enforcement killing innocent lives.