British Columbia Police Criticized for Deadly Use-of-Force Against Animals

Following a lawsuit led by animal lawyer Rebeka Breder, police in British Columbia are receiving criticism over their lack of training surrounding use-of-force and animals. Data from the BC Ministry of Public Safety has revealed that between 2007 and 2019, out of 1,049 firearm incidents, 803 (~76.5%) involved an officer discharging their guns toward an animal, which includes both companion animals and wild animals. Read more here.