Sunday, 27 October 2013
Stop killing ex service dogs!!
Dogs who serve in the military are often expected to undergo a lot more stress than a dog who lives in a neighbourhood. But they're still incredibly loyal. They put their lives on the line to protect their human companions and ask nothing in return except for meals and a warm place to sleep. After their duty is done, they should be retired in peace -- too often, though, they're euthanised.
This was the case with Brus and Blade, two security dogs who protected Prince William during his tour in the Royal Air Force. Instead of trying to rehome them or, even better, adopt them out to a loving family, after the prince completed his run, both dogs were put to sleep.
Though the RAF claims that it tries to rehome dogs "when practicable," surely they could try just a smidge harder for dogs who are literally risking their whole lives to protect the country. Tell the Royal British Military to stop killing service dogs when they finish their active duty.