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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-10 10:59 AM
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3 Navy dogs died after being neglected by contractors training them to detect explosives
Navy says 3 dogs died after contractor neglect

3 Navy dogs died after being neglected by contractors training them to detect explosives

ANNE FLAHERTY
AP News

Mar 09, 2010 14:35 EST

The Navy says that three dogs died and dozens more were in poor health after being neglected by a private security contractor in Chicago that had been hired to train the dogs to detect explosives.

A team of military handlers discovered the dogs last October at a facility run by Securitas Security Services USA after the Navy terminated its $7.5 million contract.

Navy spokesman Capt. William Fenick said that of the 49 dogs discovered, two were dead and the rest were in poor health. Another dog died soon after being recovered.

Securitas Security Services did not immediately provide comment.

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http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/news/2010/03/navy_says...
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-10 11:00 AM
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1. The original story is in the Virginia Pilot last weekend. nt
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-10 11:04 AM
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2. These type of stories tear my heart out.
:cry: What you do for the least of us ...
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Inuca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-10 11:09 AM
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4. For once, we 100% agree n/t
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CanonRay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-10 11:04 AM
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3. What they need is a new, bigger contract
:sarcasm: just like Blackwater
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-10 11:12 AM
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5. This is what mercenaries do
The contract was terminated, and they're done. So they had 49 dogs they were training? The money stopped coming, so that's no longer Securitas Security Services' problem. It's like people don't understand the Magic of the Free Market.
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hamsterjill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-10 11:23 AM
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8. Correct!
And people don't understand the mentality (to begin with) of what it would take for someone to actually be a paid merc! Frightening!
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-10 11:14 AM
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6. scum sucking bottom feeders these people
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Therellas Donating Member (216 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-10 11:16 AM
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7. war is brutal toward all beings.
when you enter war you enter the most brutal place.
it is unavoidable not to bring the brutality home one way or the other.
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-10 03:55 PM
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13. That is always my reaction also. People who are contractors often have served three or four tours
Edited on Wed Mar-10-10 03:58 PM by truedelphi
And once back home, cannot even bring themselves to parent their children or be nice to their spouse.

My heart breaks over the thought of what happened to these animals though.

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2Design Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-10 11:26 AM
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9. Where is Peta? Peta to the rescue? Cue demonstrations? Banners in the sky? Why isn't peta there? :)
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-10 11:28 AM
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10. Ohh, if I weren't so opposed to the death penalty...
Damn them to hell--even if exists only in their minds.
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Paper Roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-10 11:36 AM
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11. This makes me sick. We are losing our compassion as a race.
And,

As far as I'm concerned, dogs are people too.
This should not be allowed to happen.
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Brewman_Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-10 01:43 PM
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12. This shouldn't happen at all
esp. dogs in service to the country should not be treated like this. :(

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