US bomb sniffing dogs sent to Jordan dying from poor care


A new report from the State Department found that bomb-sniffing dogs sent from the United States to Jordan are not being cared for properly.

In a lengthy analysis that included photos of dogs with bones protruding from thin bodies, the Office of Inspector General found that “the Department was providing Explosive Detection Canines (EDCs) to foreign partner nations without the proper follow-up to ensure they were receiving adequate healthcare.”

“These allegations also included reports that dogs were dying due to various medical conditions, lack of veterinary care, and poor working conditions,” the report continues.

The dogs were trained in the US. They were sent abroad as part of a anti-terrorism assistance programme “to enhance the ability of their law enforcement to deter and counter terrorism”, according to the report.

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Source: The Independent