Military dogs are a staple of war. They fight alongside soldiers and often suffer the horrible consequences of being in combat. However, those who do survive and are not killed while on duty, may actually be killed when they return home.
How is this possible?
Well, apparently, the US government sees these wonderfully loyal and hard-working dogs as nothing more than "equipment" and makes it exceptionally hard to adopt them. As a result, most of them are killed as if they mean nothing.
An inhumane law states that military dogs are classified as equipment instead of a living, breathing animal. This makes it almost impossible for those who want to adopt them and give them good homes to do so because there is so much red tape.
Why would the government make things so hard for these working dogs? There are kind hearted people out there who want to give the dogs a home, but with this law, it's almost an impossible task.
Do you think something should be done about this? Shouldn't these dogs be able to live in peace when they return from a war zone?
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