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  1. Some of you have likely seen the horrible footage of security guards working for the Dakota Access pipeline company siccing dogs on Native American protesters. Here is a discussion about the incident with a law enforcement canine handler:
    http://www.democracynow.org/2016/9/6/canine_expert_decries_egregious_horrific_dog

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    • mikken

       /  September 10, 2016

      You know, I know nothing about bite work other than the training videos I’ve come across, but it seemed even to my ignorant self that the handlers were a bunch of yahoos who were clearly not professional in their dog handling skills. The dogs also didn’t seem to be well trained, but that may be the fault of the poor handling, I don’t know.

      What I did notice is that in at least one place, there were comments of “pit bulls being used to attack people”. Looking at the photos and video, I saw not a single pit bull-type dog. There was a Cane Corso, but no pits. Putting a pit label on them just because they were “attack dogs” (or whatever they were meant to be) is just another example of where BSL has led us in dog identification. Straight to Stupidtown.

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      • It makes me wonder how well trained these private security guards are on other methods of force such as tasers and uh – guns.

    • vida

       /  September 10, 2016

      I just listened to this podcast and it’s horrendous what was done both to the dogs and the protectors. Honestly, I wonder if dogs have any place in these situations. I can understand the use in search and rescue or tracking but aside from that why do we drag them into our battles?
      Especially with recent studies that drug dogs are not working out , they alert when their handlers want them to. And with the number of dead and injured police dogs hurt or killed by their handlers.

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  2. Clarice

     /  September 10, 2016

    Another case of an ex-Sheriff’s deputy and current county code enforcement officer killing animals. He “adopted” 14 cats from the Marion County Animal Shelter and was supposedly taking them to live on a farm. All the cats have been found dead.

    http://www.wyff4.com/news/Employee-fired-after-14-cats-taken-from-shelter-found-dead/41595342

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  3. mikken

     /  September 11, 2016

    Grackles falling out of the sky and no one can say why, yet.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dead-birds-rain-from-sky-boston_us_57d46df5e4b00642712de3e4?

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  4. mikken

     /  September 11, 2016

    Trash collector finds his own dog dead in a trash bin –
    http://kfor.com/2016/06/15/fairview-garbage-collector-found-dog-dead-in-trash-bin/

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  5. All kinds of warm fuzzy things going on . . .
    When will it all stop?

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  6. NJ Bill would allow seizure of animals for animal cruelty without court order, just based on accusations. And would then require the owner to pay for the care of the seized animals.

    https://animallaw.foxrothschild.com/2016/09/09/bill-would-permit-seizure-of-animals-without-court-order-based-on-accusation-of-animal-cruelty/

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