Skip to comments.Military dogs euthanized as 'equipment' under cruel law
Posted on 06/30/2012 2:23:02 AM PDT by shibumi
If roadside bombs and other hazards of war don't kill military dogs, senseless government regulations and red tape might. The United States is breeding 100 puppies a year to train for bomb sniffing and other soldierly duties, but many aren't making it back to happy homes because an obscure federal law classifies them as "equipment" rather than personnel -- and makes adopting them a financial and bureaucratic nightmare. A bill to require that the military ship the heroic dogs home and ease potential veterinarian costs for adopting families is currently bogged down in Congress, as dogs continue to be euthanized. In the meantime, at least there is an occasional happy ending.
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Neither Vets, 4 legged or 2 legged, should be treated so poorly and dishonorably.
Neither Vets, 4 legged or 2 legged, should be treated so poorly and dishonorably.
The callous disregard for these animals simply shows a Socialist mindset that only what they deem is 'useful' should be kept, everything else is disposable.
When you use terms like “to serve our needs” the implication is there that they are for us to use as we see fit — whatever that means. If you don’t mean that, I’m glad to hear it, but these threads always get pounded by the “Why isn’t this thread about child abuse/abortion” crowd and it gets old. Animals were created for God’s pleasure — as are we, for that matter. We should never forget that.
It is indeed an evil mindset and should never find a willing proponent among conservatives. Just wicked.
Yeah, I figured you’d backtrack. (Considering the character of most FReepers, I anticipated an apology too. But oh well.)
Be more careful about misrepresenting people in the future. Shoehorning your opinions into others’ words is not honest discussion.
I did no such thing. Nor have I apologized, backtracked or anything else. My words stand. Be careful about misrepresenting and assumptions. (You know what they say about people who “assume”.) It is you who have inserted words into the mouths of others here by claiming that they have represented animals as humans. Nice to know you are backtracking.
BTW, by your apparent contempt of FReepers (”considering the character of most FReepers), it is odd in the extreme that you would continue to post here.
I think the bill in congress is to simplify and assist the process.
BTW, there are waiting lists to adopt these dogs.
You should read more carefully.
Follow your own advice. Get the telephone pole out of your own eye before worrying about the speck in someone else’s. Just sayin’.
Very well said, and thank you! You put it better than I did.
I quote people so as not to misrepresent them. See post #43, please. I think that’ll answer your questions.
Please note that this fool is well enough aware that he is a fool to have so named himself.
I was saving that one.
At least half of his user name is self explanatory.
Do not waste further electrons on this soulless cretin.
All the dogs, except those who gave their lives in battle, were returned.
Some of the biggest named show kennels in America sent *many* of their Dobes.
Check out my profile page.
War dogs were/are trained to respond to *several* handlers due to the possibility of one handler getting hit and nobody being able to get to him because the dog is ‘guarding’ him.
‘Killing animals is not murder. Dogs are not veterans any more than cannons are. Theyre not police officers any more than squad-cars are. Theyre not personnel. Theyre not soldiers. “
I DARE you to go kill any one of the above and see just how *much* they *are* “soldiers”, “personnel” and “officers”.
Put up or shut up.
“I never will understand why some feel that their special relationship to God is somehow threatened by showing compassion to Gods other creatures.”
Sheer religious egotism.
[or a deep hatred of animals with the attending horror that they *might* have to spend eternity surrounded by them]
If nothing else, imagine how thrilled law enforcement agencies would be to get an already trained bomb or police dog for little or no cash.
Exactly. Even if they are ill they deserve far better than to be killed. Hopefully as some have posted here this is changing.
If equipment, why can’t they be surplused?
Given the “Doggy” do that Barack Obama earlier stepped in politically, maybe he’ll be willing to sign a bipartisan bill, the WOOF (Wardogz On to Our Families) Act.
LOL! Nice idea, but considering that he’s trying to raise the cost of healthcare right now for the military and trying to hold a bill hostage for that — I wouldn’t bet on it. He’s one serious bag of scum.
A huge amen to that and prayers that it -will- change, *completely*.
July 8, they’re rerunning “War Dogs Of The Pacific” on the Military Discovery channel.
Come back to this thread after it’s over and tell me you didn’t cry like a baby.
The men who tell the stories will prove what those dogs mean.
Will bookmark it and ask for an email reminder. (I thought there was something wrong that I couldn’t access it now, lol!)
I’m sure I will be in tears, though, no doubt. I can’t stand to read about or see pics of Laika. Also can’t watch Hachi. Devotion and loyalty are soooo standard for animals, and soooo lacking in humanity as another FReeper said it best earlier (though I think it was on the “Neurotic cat” thread).
Moslems HATE dogs (unlike Americans)
and the undocumented Tyrant is Moslem.
Do they need them for White House dinners?
“...Of course the CURRENT occupant of the Oval Office,..”
I thought he eats them.
Ref your post #27, I’ll second that. LearsFool can go to some corner and attempt an act which is physically impossible but he is worthy of the act.
Freepers like that embarrass the site.
When they found out that most dogs vote Republican.
If this is about puddles of money, my guess is that the dogs could be transferred to the VA in lieu of therapy money for PTSD. I’d hazard a guess that the transition to civilian life with a buddy in war would be greatly facilitated and at lower cost.
Although I get the gist of your comment, I think it only fair to say that FR has always had moral and just people who have families, and pets, and care about the treatment of pets.
That they would want to post on a thread about killing trained military dogs for no good reason just makes sense.
And MAN's PLACE is deciding whether he thinks the euthanasia is JUST or UNJUST.
If these dogs cannot be 'reassigned' to a new master, that is one justification.
If they cannot be 'retrained' as pets and adopted, that is another justification.
What is more disconcerting to me is that while we EUTHANIZE the dogs, we just let humans like TERRI SCHIAVO die painfully overs weeks deprived of the things we normally provide to dogs.... food and water.
But neither irresponsible treatment of animals nor appreciation for them justifies elevating them to the status of human beings.
True. However, go shoot a police dog. See what reality does for you when you are charged with murder.
There's the way things should be, and there's the way things are. And the gap between the two is getting wider all the time.
Everything from government reads like the warning label on a high risk experimental prescription drug where the potential side effects are worse than the disease.
Beautiful pic, Salamander. Thanks for sharing!
I should add that we don’t have to be able to connect the dots in order to avoid PETA’s “kill Terri Schiavo” pitfalls. All we have to do is bear in mind what God said about place He assigned to man and the place He assigned to the animals, and both we and our pets will be blessed.
Apparently you've never had any of yours saved by one of these dogs and have instead left the fighting to those better than yourself. So, I kindly request that you STFU.
That is our local loyalty legend, Rollo.
When his master died, the dog took up watch on his grave and refused to move, depsite the best efforts of townspeople to coax him with food.
They tried to take him home and adopt him but he always returned to his master’s side.
Eventually they gave up and just fed and sheltered him in place, as best as they could.
After years of faithfully guarding his master’s body, he died and they gathered money for a monument to him.
Nobody remembers the man now but Rollo *never* goes without fresh flowers on his grave and as you can see, nearly two hundred years of hands patting his head and back have worn the marble smooth.
[his wavy fur used to be all over but it’s been worn off by loving hands]
I stopped by and gave him a pat just last month.
He gets posted here quite often, when the occasion arises.
‘Though they don’t realize it, they’re following the lead of PETA and other Darwinist enterprises, with no idea where it leads.
Judging by the responses in this discussion, some simply don’t care to see where it leads: to Terri Schiavo’s grave.”
By your own logic, we could’ve averted Terri’s murder by making sure *all* life is held sacred, starting with “lowly” animals.
Because we did not, ‘they” felt free to move up to higher beings.
Remember this when you read of cops shooting harmless dogs because they “felt threatened”.
Once they’ve all become numb to killing dogs [man’s best friend] imagine how easy the transition will be to mankind, itself.
Why you can’t connec the dots puzzles -me-.
“A man’s soul can be judged by the way he treats his dog.” -Charles Doran
Heartbreaking, but so typical. I’m so glad they made a monument of him. That speaks well of them. So much for those who want to give the “I’m so much better than a dog or any animal” rant on these threads. They have MUCH to learn. MUCH.