I get emails begging me to plug Kickstarter projects all the time, and I rarely click through. And I sure wish I hadn't clicked through to this one either, because it's incredibly distressing. According to the page's authors, law enforcement officers shoot a dog every 98 minutes in the US, sometimes under the most casual and callous circumstances. It is a wave of underreported brutality that the authors hope to draw attention to with a feature-length documentary: Puppycide.
I've long been outraged by reports of unnecessary dog shootings, and so this documentary seems like a worthwhile project to fund. But be forewarned in no uncertain terms: Do not watch the demo below unless you're willing to see video of innocent dogs being shot! Really. Don't come yelling at me later that I ruined your day. It's awful. Truly awful. And incredibly heartbreaking.