Urge Colorado to Control the Number of Dogs Shot By Police

Target: Colorado lawmakers

Goal: Control the number of family dogs shot by police

Lawmakers in Colorado are campaigning for a bill that could potentially cut down the number of dogs that are shot by police in the state. This would require police to undergo mandatory canine behavior training. This comes after many recent shootings of family dogs in the state. This bill will save many dogs from potential shootings, and it deserves our full support.

If this bill goes into effect, police departments will have to develop new training methods and policies in dealing with the shooting of dogs. Through further education, officers can learn how to control their instinctual reactions and save the lives of many family pets. Most dogs that have been killed over the past few years could have been dealt with differently, and that is what the new training programs will teach.

While some people are speculating that the proposed bill won’t change anything, most are optimistic. Dealing with animals should be taught to police officers in the same way that dealing with humans is. Through increased awareness and education, police can hopefully cut down on the number of innocent pets they harm and kill each year. Colorado is making progress in the fight for animal rights, and we should support them. Sign the petition below to show your support for this bill.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Colorado lawmakers,

Far too many family pets in our nation have been gunned down by police officers simply because of human error or a lapse in judgment. By passing a bill that will require police officers to go through further training to better deal with these situation, your state will be saving the lives of many pets.

Unlike humans, dogs don’t understand the intimidation that a police officer can give off. They only see someone else to play with, which is why they can’t control their excitement. Their loving and playful attitudes can be very frustrating to an officer in a serious situation. Police officers need to be taught how to deal with these dogs in a humane manner so the pets aren’t harmed.

By passing a bill for your state to put police officers through special training in dealing with these types of situations, you will potentially be saving the lives of a lot of animals. We are thanking you for your work in creating the bill and asking you to please ensure that it is passed.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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  1. This is SO OVERDUE and should be nationwide. My Rottie will run towards you to say hi, but he would be shot just because of his breed and size. You CAN tell the difference between aggression, protectiveness, friendliness and down right RAGE.

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