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Mon Sep 16, 2019, 07:09 AM

The US sent bomb-sniffing dogs to Jordan. Now they're dying from poor treatment

(CNN)Bomb-sniffing dogs sent from the United States to its Middle Eastern ally Jordan are falling ill and dying due to poor treatment and negligence, a federal investigation has found.

A year-long evaluation by inspectors at the State Department found that at least 10 such dogs in Jordan died between 2008 and 2016 from medical problems. Even those who survive are suffering from "unhealthy conditions," such as inadequate kennels, poor sanitation, and overwork.

Photos in the report, published last week, show emaciated dogs with ribs protruding from their sides. Their nails are overgrown, and their ears are home to ticks so engorged they have likely been feasting on the dogs for days. In some facilities, there weren't any dog bowls -- the handlers fed the dogs by simply throwing food on the floor.

An underweight bomb-sniffing dog in Jordan, which had been sent from the US under the Explosive Detection Canine Program.
For more than 20 years, the US has sent bomb-sniffing and specially trained dogs to partner nations under an anti terrorism assistance program. Despite spending "millions of dollars" training and dispatching the dogs, State Department officials failed to ensure their health and welfare, said the report, which was launched after a hotline complaint about the dogs' treatment.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/16/us/jordan-dog-death-intl-hnk-scli/index.html

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Grokenstein Sep 16 #2
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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 07:28 AM

1. This is outrageous.

Those poor dogs deserve better treatment than this. ANY animal does. Stop sending the dogs, until they improve living conditions and treatment. Even a person who is not an animal lover, could see the dogs were being starved.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 08:03 AM

2. The photos in the linked article are obscene.

No more dogs for Jordan.

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Response to Grokenstein (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 10:22 AM

5. And we should bring these poor dogs back.

This is horrible abuse!

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 08:17 AM

3. The State Dept. did this, and then took a year to investigate? And that after...

ignoring it for years?

I thought it would be State's job to know that most Muslims consider dogs unclean and there's no way they would be properly taken care of.

Or, maybe they just didn't give a shit.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 10:20 AM

4. I just saw these heartbreaking pics on CNN.

Glad you posted here.

We need an intervension!! These trained pupsters came from the States, so then by damn, we need to retrieve them!! Bring them home. No more dogs for them! Who do we write to??

Many decades ago, a good friend from Turkey told me that Middle Easterners consider dogs to be dirty and unworthy pets. But cats were fine. True, I swear he said this, so I suspect that attitude may be the reason these wonderful dogs have been so mistreated that they're dying.

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