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  • 07
  • Jan

Petition: Police Dogs Aren’t ‘Property’

CC Police Dog CropDid you know that currently, there are no laws in place that specifically protect police dogs from attacks and violence? Instead, the law classifies these loyal and hard-working officers as “property” so that injuring or killing them is treated as criminal damage – similar to damaging a building or a vehicle – rather than as an attack on an individual.

Police dogs are officers, not things. They feel pain and fear, which property does not, and they risk and sometimes forfeit their lives in service to the force and the community. That’s … Read more.


  • 01
  • Jul

PETA Urges Met Police to Install Safeguards Against Hot Dog Deaths

Following the recent tragic deaths of Chay and Milly, the police dogs who died after being left in a hot vehicle on 26 June, we sent an urgent letter to Sir Paul Stephenson, Commissioner at New Scotland Yard, requesting that an independently powered temperature-monitoring and heat-alert system be installed in all dog-carrying police vehicles.

In our letter, we pointed out that by installing the device – which, depending on the model, can sound an alarm, page the officer, attempt to start the engine, roll down a window or pop open the … Read more.