The San Diego Police Department's shooting of a 6-year-old pit bull named Burberry in Pacific Beach early Sunday morning has thousands of people demanding increased animal training for law enforcement in San Diego and elsewhere.

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More than 17,000 people so far have demanded "Justice For Burberry" on Facebook by liking a page with that name, and 20,000-plus people have signed a Change petition directed at San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and other politicians to teach officers about animals across the country.

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Two weeks ago state authorities busted two Lancaster County dog breeders for running an unlicensed kennel. The conditions of the filthy, matted dogs found there were so bad that they referred the case to the Pennsylvania SPCA which investigates animal cruelty.

Dog wardens root out illegal breeders every day. But on that occasion they netted John Esh, who with his son Daniel, own adjoining properties in Ronks.

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