Thursday, January 15, 2009

STOP Sending Helpless German Shepherd Dogs to Fight Taliban

In the news (from a Care2 petition)

The United Kingdom is all set to airdrop German shepherd dogs to take on the well armed Taliban and the al-Qaeda insurgents in Afghanistan. These German Shepherds would jump from an aircraft at 25,000 feet after being parachuted in hostile terrain and would lead the assault in SAS (Special Air Service) raids to seek out Taliban and al-Qaeda insurgents. With tiny cameras fixed to their heads, these magnificent canines, by putting their own life in danger, would beam live TV pictures back to the troops, warning of ambushes and showing enemy leaders locations. In fact, The SAS source admits that "The dogs will be exposed to very high levels of danger on these operations."

I am sorry but I find this unacceptable. It is bad enough that we humans are so stupid we have to keep doing this war thing, killing our own kind, age after age; to make these magnificent animals join the combat, to be injured, maimed, and killed for absolutely no reason if any note to them is disgusting and should not happen. War should not happen, but, at least, humans should keep it to their own.

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