Graphic Dead family pet dogs & puppies killed by the city of Denver, CO because of Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) discrimination

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Graphic Dead family pet dogs & puppies killed by the city of Denver, CO because of Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) discrimination

Image by Beverly & Pack
These pictures have made it onto the Westword Blog the Denver news blog.

When people go to visit their dogs in the Denver shelter, and have to leave their dogs there–actually walk away–as the dogs are screaming to go with them, it is almost too much to take. And the dogs have no idea how they got from their comfy sofas to that concrete hellhole. Many that have experienced this have said they have never heard their dog make that panicky sound before.

About the photos…

These are pictures of just one load of dogs that Denver has rounded up and killed as part of their breed ban. "Well," you might say, "dogs are killed every day in shelters across the land." Yes, they are and it is all awful. But these were dogs who had homes. These were owned dogs that got picked up and killed for what they look like, not for anything they did. Underneath this pile of dead dogs, but not shown, were something like twelve puppies that were not even weaned yet. The photographer wanted to show them, but didn’t have the heart to move the bodies of the adults around to show the puppies. Either way, this is how a breed ban manifests itself–in the rounding up and killing family dogs.

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30 comments on “Graphic Dead family pet dogs & puppies killed by the city of Denver, CO because of Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) discrimination

  1. glassman07eddie

    Why the hell people let this happen. What about if it was human beings. It’s time to stop the killing and safe the pups.Someone must stand up from the government’s agency and do something. Please stop the killing.

  2. awwww……the babies !!!!! I’m sobbing like hell….Poor things…mix bred humans can survive but dogs can’t huh ! who the hell gave them the right to take lives on the basis of their breed and looks ! They too are creation of the same supreme power as we…they got no right to do so !!!! Disgusting !!!

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  4. do you mind if I share this on my Facebook page?? with the description too??

  5. WOW….I am sobbing…this is so terrible and sad and makes me so angry….how can anyone look at this, animal lover or non-animal lover and not feel anything??? When is this going to stop??? When will the humans be held accountable for their actions or lack there of??? When will the policitcians actually do something helpful??

  6. Amen, Anettekerr! In Denver, the authorities will go to the neighborhoods of less fortunate people who own what they deem to be a pitbull and take it from them. Yet, they won’t go to the well to do neighborhoods and take their dogs. In essence, they are prejudice of the owners that THEY deem are the problem, but since they can’t legally discriminate against a human race(s), they target the innocent dogs instead. And, no one with a short haired dog of any type (my Shar Pei have been called pitbulls by the ignorants) should even pass through Denver with their dog.

  7. This is just wrong and it breaks my heart …doesn’t anyone think this sounds familiar…like when the Nazi’s rounded up the Jews because of there race, taken out of their homes and killing them in the concentration camps and piling them in graves like these poor animals. So if I travel through Denver with my dog who is a wonderful animal who happens to b a pitbul and loving family member, will I be arrested and my dog shot on site. I tell you right now I will never travel to Denver if these assholes in Colorado think that these dogs are the problem. I hate to break it to them that there are far more vicious dogs of different breeds out there. When will people learn that this is just not right this is just being prejudice not of race, not of color, not of religion but of breed.

  8. I can’t begin to describe how this makes me feel….. Maybe I can edit this later. Just know I am in tears now….

    Staffy’s for Life. 🙂

  9. islandsnowrunner

    i used to be afraid of pitbulls, since i got to know them i have to say that they are quite a nice breed, i have a small dog team of my own all husky’s and i have to say if someone came to my door and told me i had to give up my dogs to be destroyed cause of its breed i couldn’t nor wouldn’t do it supposing i had to move to another town, this council obviously is ignorant and knows absolutely nothing about pitbulls or dogs in general if u ask me, they obviously need to be educated on it. Call it CANINE 101 oh and by the way remember this saying
    "DOG IS MANS BEST FRIEND"
    People can be so CRUEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Thank you for sharing your photograph! I have used it to illustrate my article, "Why Breed Specific Legislation is Legalized Mass Murder," on Suite101, an online magazine. Please let me know if you would prefer the credit to be under a different name.

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