ASPCA Offers Assistance to Suffering Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Overseas

Explosion-detection dogs work tirelessly to keep Americans safe at home and abroad, often in dangerous situations. When the U.S. government trains working dogs, it bears a responsibility to ensure the animals’ physical and behavioral needs are fully met and that no cruel practices are used in raising, training and caring for them. And yet, a recent report by the State Department’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) uncovered shockingly inhumane treatment of bomb-detector dogs trained by the federal government and deployed in the country of Jordan. At least 10 of these dogs died from medical problems from 2008 through 2016.

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