Landmine Dog Yankee Returns To Capitol Hill To Lend Support To Resolution Banning Landmines In Yemen


Weeks after making a big splash on Capitol Hill by bringing awareness to landmine use in Yemen, Marshall Legacy Institute’s Canine Ambassador, Mine Detection Dog Yankee, is returning to Washington to meet with members of Congress, to lend support to the Hurd-Cotton Resolutions condemning landmine use in Yemen, while also highlighting the landmine crisis globally.

Yankee, Canine Ambassador for the Marshall Legacy Institute attended an event on the Hill last month to raise awareness about the threat of landmines in Yemen and around the world

Landmine use in war torn countries continues to be one of the worst forms of humanitarian disasters. The United Nations states that nearly 1,000 people are killed or injured each month by landmines, over half of these casualties being civilians and children. The concurrent resolutions from Representative Will Hurd in the House and Senator Tom Cotton in the Senate condemn the reckless deployment of landmines in Yemen.

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Source: CISION