Target: New York City Police Commissioner, William Bratton
Goal: Punish cop who shot gentle family pet and properly train officers in humane animal handling.
A gentle pit bull was mercilessly shot by a cop despite showing no signs of aggression. The incident occurred when police officers answered a domestic dispute call in the Bronx. The dog, named Spike, can be seen in footage of the incident slowly approaching the officer while wagging his tail before being callously killed. After being shot, the video reportedly shows the wounded dog still wagging his tail before dying.
This is just the latest in a string of incidents that sees cops shooting harmless family pets. This matter must be urgently investigated to ensure the officer responsible is severely punished for his act. The police department should also make sure officers are adequately trained in dealing with situations involving animals. Sign this petition calling for the rapid investigation of this terrible incident and for the quick implementation of mandatory officer training in humane animal handling.
Dear Commissioner Bratton,
A gentle pit bull named Spike was shot and killed by a police officer in the Bronx. Footage of the incident shows the dog approaching the officer slowly while wagging his tail. Yet the officer callously shot him dead.
Cases such as these surface far too often and prove that police officers desperately need to be trained in humanely handling situations involving animals. This particular incident requires proper investigation and the cop responsible must be punished for his act. Please also rapidly implement mandatory training for all officers, teaching them canine body language and how to react humanely to a situation involving animals.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Dante Alighieri