Sandra Lewis
Sandra Lewis

Hellooooo, PETA, you're always pissed off about hunting, fishing and our MC Nuggets...
This is a REAL CAUSE!

Thayne Stiefvater
Thayne Stiefvater
  • Sandra Lewis

Actually, Sandra, it's not... Sorry. You see, McNuggets, hunting and fishing actually exist, whereas the policies this "cause" is trying to end actually already ended, TWELVE YEARS AGO! There is no such policy in the military any more. In fact, the opposite is now true. Any more it is actually a longer, more difficult process to euthanize a dog than to adopt one out. The vast majority of dogs, even those that have chronic illnesses, are missing limbs etc, are adopted to either former...

Actually, Sandra, it's not... Sorry. You see, McNuggets, hunting and fishing actually exist, whereas the policies this "cause" is trying to end actually already ended, TWELVE YEARS AGO! There is no such policy in the military any more. In fact, the opposite is now true. Any more it is actually a longer, more difficult process to euthanize a dog than to adopt one out. The vast majority of dogs, even those that have chronic illnesses, are missing limbs etc, are adopted to either former handlers, other military members or the community at large.

Sandra Lewis
Sandra Lewis
  • Sandra Lewis

Then why are they wasting everyones time with these post? There's so many real problems in the world that their focus on one could change things!

Sandra Lewis
Sandra Lewis
  • Sandra Lewis

And there might be something about the Mc Nugget issue, the cage/cicken but hunting and fishing is as American as apple pie!

Sandra Lewis
Sandra Lewis
  • Sandra Lewis

Thank you for clearing that up! Maybe we should start a cause to help find these jerks and break their fingers .... see how fast they post B.S then!

Lauren Stagnitti
Lauren Stagnitti

Poor form US military, wake up.

Paula Festa Helmken
Paula Festa Helmken
  • Lauren Stagnitti

Lauren, I don't believe this is true. I am looking into it though. I believe those dogs have a very good life after they have served.

Paula Festa Helmken
Paula Festa Helmken
  • Lauren Stagnitti

Yes read on to Matt Cella's post....

Cheryl Reyes
Cheryl Reyes
  • Lauren Stagnitti

I SURE HOPE YOU ARE CORRECT I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW THE TRUTH

Françoise Sabard
Françoise Sabard

Because dogs are man's best friends and they would give their lives for you. I am sure some elderly people would agree to adopt war dogs.

Thayne Stiefvater
Thayne Stiefvater
  • Françoise Sabard

Roughly 80% of military working dogs are adopted by one of their former handlers. The rest are usually picked up by other military members, law enforcement or the surrounding community. Even the most disabled or challenged dogs seem to be able to find a home without too much of a problem. This 'cause' refers to a policy that changed over a decade ago and is actually completely irrelevant.

I suppose if anyone had actually done any research that would have been obvious.

Françoise Sabard
Françoise Sabard
  • Françoise Sabard

Thank you for this piece of information Thayne. I know how American people treat their pets and war dogs are recognized as heroes. I guess people especially dog lovers get upset when they hear abour military war dogs' euthanasia.

Françoise Sabard
Françoise Sabard
  • Françoise Sabard

I have understood but I live in France now and I appreciate your explanation. Besides, we French people will always remember the American troops coming to our rescue in 1944; But for them, we would probably be German or exterminated by Hitler.

Gary Ethridge
Gary Ethridge

These heroes deserve better. Shame on those that are making the decision to sentence a dog to death because they have no more use for them.

Travis Hamilton
Travis Hamilton
  • Gary Ethridge

We had a military dog training facility at the base I was stationed at and those dogs were the most well trained dogs I've ever seen. I would definitely adopt a retired military dog.

Terry Arndt
Terry Arndt
  • Gary Ethridge

I would adopt one too...

Anthony Tiro
Anthony Tiro

My Bria passed away last week, the thought of some people is sick, my Bria is in heaven and id die for any other dog or animal to be witht there master as the loss is something I cant explain, like so so so sad, God Bless~.

Jimmy Dishong
Jimmy Dishong
  • Anthony Tiro

Anthony I know how u feel also I had to put my dog to sleep. He fell asleep in my arms. I know it hurts now but it will get better it takes a lot of time. Hang in there

Jonathan Sandler
Jonathan Sandler

I have one, let them enjoy their life, you can, why can't they?

Peggy Eggleston
Peggy Eggleston
  • Jonathan Sandler

Jonathan... In the US this is total malarkey! The ONLY time a dog is euthanized at retirement is if it is deemed too aggressive to adopt out or is too ill to adopt out.

Jonathan Sandler
Jonathan Sandler
  • Jonathan Sandler

Thanks seems other members need to be advised as well, leave it to me.

John Tucker
John Tucker

There is nothing more distressing as killing 'mans best friend', as an ex-army dog handler, these brave canines deserve a hell of a lot more than this!

Rob Noti
Rob Noti

It makes me sick to think that after these animals serve in an environment every bit as dangerous as their human counterparts, they are put to death after their term of service is up. This needs to stop.

Dawn Marie
Dawn Marie
  • Rob Noti

Agreed!!!!!!

Raven Arroway
Raven Arroway
  • Rob Noti

i noticed the comment where the guy said they don't put them all down, just the ones that got PTSD. har har.

Tarisa Marie Tuğun
Tarisa Marie Tuğun

Not fair!

Amie Lipscomb
Amie Lipscomb
  • Tarisa Marie Tuğun

Posted on that site by a vet: "as a military member who works closely with Military working dogs, let me go ahead and set the record straight, MWD's are not all put down after their service is complete. Majority of them are adopted out to dog handlers or other military members once they "retire" and live their remaining years in comfort as a house pet. While some are put to sleep there are reasons behind this. Dogs who see or experience combat on any level are severely affected by it....

Posted on that site by a vet: "as a military member who works closely with Military working dogs, let me go ahead and set the record straight, MWD's are not all put down after their service is complete. Majority of them are adopted out to dog handlers or other military members once they "retire" and live their remaining years in comfort as a house pet. While some are put to sleep there are reasons behind this. Dogs who see or experience combat on any level are severely affected by it. Imagine Post traumatic Stress disorder in humans then amplify it ten fold, that what happens to some dogs, the ones that are affected this way become extremely aggressive and violent and they are not adopted out for fear of the safety of the adopting family. I have witnessed first hand how these dogs act when thusly afflicted and it is being far kinder this way. Would you want to adopt a violent dog that will almost definatly attack you or your children? These dogs are heroes, they save countless lives and the military is forever indebted to them for what they do. And trust me if you think hearing about a MWD being put down bothers you, imagine looking into the eyes of their handler, partner and friend when they lose their dog. They are not just dogs to us, they are not just tools to be used and discarded, they are soldiers, marines, sailors and airmen but most of all they are family."

Tarisa Marie Tuğun
Tarisa Marie Tuğun
  • Tarisa Marie Tuğun

Thanks sis, grateful for you taking the time to look into this...I was thinking, "how can they DO that? is it really EVERY dog that gets euthanized?"...but still...why can't they go home with their human partners?

Julie Bell
Julie Bell

These dogs give there lives for the handlers. As do the Men & women that fight to give us peace. ALL. should be held in the highest honor. What a shame people forget so quickly. If the MEN. & WOMEN.In Congress had one of his children fighting our war. With a dog. Bloody dam right the act would pass. We should put them all on a cargo plane. And give um a spin. No nothing. And no pay while they are gone. We can give that to personel that have lost everything.

Clare Pears
Clare Pears
  • Julie Bell

I agree Julie, would be a different world if those assholes in congress got off their butts and lived like us folks and those serving this country. Let them live a year on our wages!

Clare Pears
Clare Pears
  • Julie Bell

And to not let these service veterans live their lives with dignity and the grace they deserve for laying their lives on the line for this country it is disgusting.

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