“PUPPYCIDE” – MILITARIZED POLICE SHOOTING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOGS IN AMERICA
NOVEMBER 11, 2013
“Puppycide” is a full feature documentary film currently under development by Ozymandius Media. It focuses on the disturbing rise in the number of instances where dogs are being shot and often killed by police in the United States. As unbelievable as it might seem, we’re now talking about hundreds of thousands of dogs each and every year.
This phenomena grows out of the increasing militarization of police forces in America. In 1980, there were about 2,000 militarized police raids over the course of the entire year. Today, the rate has skyrocketed to approximately 70,000 raids annually.
Those concerned about the trend of increasing militarization of police forces across the country and the diminishment of our civil liberties should recognize that the issue of Puppycide can serve as the starting point for a discussion about why it’s not a good idea to let this militarization of police forces trend continue unchecked.