The Justice Department estimates that police officers shoot and kill about 10,000 dogs each year. “Of Dogs and Men” is a documentary about the phenomenon.
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[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhxFGq4_u84]Of Dogs and Men – Official Documentary Trailer
Published on May 7, 2015
OF DOGS AND MEN explores a disturbing trend in American law enforcement: the shooting of pet dogs. From SWAT raids to simple calls and even visits to wrong addresses, we are seeing more and more incidents of officers using lethal force against a family pet they deem a threat. Are these rash reactions by officers in a system with little regard for our four-legged family members, or are they true peace officers doing their best in a dangerous job? OF DOGS AND MEN investigates the issue from all angles, interviewing law enforcement officers and experts, and taking a journey with pet owners through the tragedy of loss and pursuit of change in a legal system in which the very officers they challenge are an integral part.