Randy A. Davis
Randy A. Davis

These brave dogs are not government assets to be discarded like machines. They deserve to be honored and retrained for a life after their military service... to leave this Earth when it is their time, not when a government official says it is time. Praying for blessings on all of our four-legged heroes!

Polıcy Fb-Safety
Polıcy Fb-Safety
  • Randy A. Davis

I signed the cause

Janet Kealey
Janet Kealey

What is wrong with us? Why are archaic rules like this allowed to go on in this day and age? No-one in the Military has thought to question this law?

Janet Kealey
Janet Kealey
  • Janet Kealey

Oh, thank you for enlightening me, I am so pleased this has been outlawed. No, unfortunately I did not look any further into this Cause but now you have brought to my attention the fact that people create causes without factual information I will ensure I check out any other before and if signing. I wasted a heck of a lot of emotional energy on this cause. Thinking it so barbaric. Thanks again Thayne. :))

Phyllis Early
Phyllis Early

Imagine killing off Hero's of our military. It's despicable, they should be treated like our best loved puppies, I'm sure people would adopt.

Phyllis Early
Phyllis Early
  • Phyllis Early

Thank You for that info Thane! I am glad to hear it!

Kim Umana
Kim Umana

These dogs should be HONORED and treated like the highest-ranked soldiers!

Jenn Albanese
Jenn Albanese
  • Kim Umana

Awful they should be ashamed of themselves

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?

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