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Colorado Dog Shooting Law Signed By Gov. Hickenlooper - Denver Animal News | Examiner.Com


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Dianne Ly
- 505 days ago - examiner.com
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper today signed a measure requiring police to undergo training to prevent animals from being shot.The law was proposed after a string of high-profile dog shootings in the Denver metro area. Thirty family dogs were shot by l



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Dianne Lynn Eakin (731)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 3:31 am
The training legislation, which all 100 lawmakers supported, appears to be the first of its kind.

The new law also sets up a task force of veterinarians, animal behavior professionals and law enforcement representatives to develop the training.

Colorado law enforcement officers are now required to take three hours of online training on how to recognize dog behaviors and employ nonlethal methods to control the animals.

The bill has exemptions for officers to exercise discretion during calls and take into account their safety and the safety of others when dealing with dogs.
 

Dianne Lynn Eakin (731)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 3:31 am
Thank goodness one state is doing something,let's hope the rest follow......
 

Leslene Dunn (75)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 3:55 am
Noted - well done to them for implementing this - rest of the world - TAKE NOTE!!!!
 

Christeen Anderson (503)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 4:00 am
It's about time. Thank you.
 

Lydia M. (76)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 5:25 am
Noted..... Well Done...
 

Natasha Salgado (531)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 7:00 am
Great news! It's been a long time coming...thx Dianne
 

Sandi C. (234)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 11:39 am
thanks
 

Terry V. (30)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 5:50 pm
FANTASTIC NEWS many thanks!!!
 

Constance F. (434)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 9:54 pm
Well Kudos to the Governor of Colorado ! Thank you for posting this fine news ~ and yes, let's hope the rest of the country takes a cue from Colorado.
 

Julia R. (294)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 3:46 am
I'm so glad to hear this particularly as I live in Colorado! Kudos to our governor who seems to be more progressive than many others!
"The new law also sets up a task force of veterinarians, animal behavior professionals and law enforcement representatives to develop the training.

Colorado law enforcement officers are now required to take three hours of online training on how to recognize dog behaviors and employ nonlethal methods to control the animals. " They need to pass this law in all states to stop all of the terrible and unnecessary tragic shootings that have occurred with such frequency to so many dogs by policemen! Thanks Dianne for this post.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 3:47 am
noted, good news
 

Patricia H. (468)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 4:08 am
noted
 

caroline s. (80)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 4:15 am
About time! Thank you, Dianne :-)
 

Gloria picchetti (291)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 4:21 am
Colorado is so ahead of the time.
 

Fi T. (16)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 4:33 am
Protect the innocent
 

Deborah W. (6)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 4:51 am
Step One in place, now Step Two ... judgement/enforcement. We'll see.
 

Ann B. (140)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 5:23 am
thanks for sharing this good news - lets encourage our own state to do the same.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 6:10 am
Great news! Thanks for sharing, Dianne. The police should not be shooting dogs. They should be catchimg criminals and doing what they normally do.
 

Lynn D. (0)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 6:20 am
good news, thanks for sharing with us --- sure hope and pray it helps!
 

Elsa Boet (0)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 6:46 am
signed and noted
 

Roberta Decker (0)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 7:05 am
Thank you Lord that someone has the guts to stand up for the rights of innocent animals. God Bless the State of Colorado for using good judgment.
 

Sherri Martin (123)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 1:37 pm
Fabulous news! Nice to see someone doing something finally....
 
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