Washington Post writer, editor of the new Current Affairs Magazine and Harvard PhD student Nathan J Robinson published a column providing a birds-eye view of the growing crisis surrounding the treatment of companion animals by US law enforcement that cited the work of the Puppycide Database Project.
The column, carrying the provocative headline "Police can shoot your dog for no reason. It doesn’t have to be that way", appeared in last Friday's edition of The Washington Post's PostEverything blog and details several controversial dog killings by police as well as the legal barriers that have prevented a comprehensive accounting of those killings, let alone criminal repercussions for the police involved. Robinson's article serves as a solid introduction to the topic of puppycide and we recommend it to those who have long followed this issue as well as those who are just hearing about it.
After 18 months of research, the Puppycide Database Project is now regularly finding our work mentioned in major news outlets. This is great news for all of those who have volunteered their time with PuppycideDB, submitted their stories or been interviewed by our team.
PuppycideDB's goal remains clear: to continue to bear witness to those who have lost family members and pets due to violence as well as to determine the trends and ultimately the causes of police violence toward companion animals.