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!

Robert Artese
Robert Artese

The word euthanasia makes me sick.....

Thayne Stiefvater
Thayne Stiefvater
  • Robert Artese

Robert: Yes, it makes me sick too. And I work with the military working dog program. That is why I am glad that this "cause" is a total lie. It disgusts me that people create such hate-filled, ignorant pages, but I'm glad it's not true.

The Truth is, the euthanasia/necropsy policy ended in 2000, when the former President Bill Clinton signed "Robby's Law". The law, that has been on the books for TWELVE years, requires that every dog be screened for suitability for adoption. If a dog is...

Robert: Yes, it makes me sick too. And I work with the military working dog program. That is why I am glad that this "cause" is a total lie. It disgusts me that people create such hate-filled, ignorant pages, but I'm glad it's not true.

The Truth is, the euthanasia/necropsy policy ended in 2000, when the former President Bill Clinton signed "Robby's Law". The law, that has been on the books for TWELVE years, requires that every dog be screened for suitability for adoption. If a dog is found not suitable, the kennels are required to attempt remedial training, medication and a variety of other steps, before euthanasia will even be considered an option.

80% of military working dogs are adopted by a former handler. The rest are usually adopted to the local community without any problems. To date I have seen dogs with missing limbs, chronic illness, and all other maladies of war and a life given to service, be adopted into loving homes. It is extremely rare that this is not the case.

Robert Artese
Robert Artese
  • Robert Artese

I am really glad to hear that Thayne,thank you for letting me know....I will share you comment on my page to let my friends who recieved an invite know as well !

Rose Gavin
Rose Gavin

Stop this NOW.

Thayne Stiefvater
Thayne Stiefvater
  • Rose Gavin

Stop what Rose? A policy that ended TWELVE YEARS AGO? I am sorry if I come across abrasively, but it is very disturbing to me to see people condemn the men and women who give their lives for this Nation (and dog handlers are often at the most dangerous points in the most dangerous missions), when those people have no idea what is going on.
The hard truth is that is it actually harder to euthanize a dog than to adopt one. The adoption process is simple and about 80% are adopted by a former...

Stop what Rose? A policy that ended TWELVE YEARS AGO? I am sorry if I come across abrasively, but it is very disturbing to me to see people condemn the men and women who give their lives for this Nation (and dog handlers are often at the most dangerous points in the most dangerous missions), when those people have no idea what is going on.
The hard truth is that is it actually harder to euthanize a dog than to adopt one. The adoption process is simple and about 80% are adopted by a former handler, the rest usually go to other military members or the local community. In the last TWELVE years it has actually become very rare for a military working dog to be put down. Euthanasia is now a last resort when all other avenues have failed. And, with the communities' willingness to accept these dogs, it is extremely rare.

Sue Tonks
Sue Tonks
  • Rose Gavin

happy birthday rose,sorry its late,hope you had a great day xxxxx

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.

Pam Veronica
Pam Veronica

It is Wrong, Inhumane, These Dogs R Professionally Trained, They Know Right from Wrong and Deserve Good Homes, Happiness & Peace after War.

Pam Veronica
Pam Veronica
  • Pam Veronica

Thank You all Who Shared <3

Melanie Carmen Lozano
Melanie Carmen Lozano

war is human made, why involve innocent creatures? I just can't believe how unfair this is.

Amina Mirza
Amina Mirza
  • Melanie Carmen Lozano

That friggin' sucks! They are trained dogs and will not hurt anyone.

David Fellows
David Fellows

A dog is man's best friend.

Victoria Detsch Barker
Victoria Detsch Barker
  • David Fellows

They are protecting us and we MUST protect and take care of them!!!!

Mary Louise Wade
Mary Louise Wade

Military dogs make good watch dogs. We had one years ago.

Anne Alsip
Anne Alsip
  • Mary Louise Wade

Disgusting that dogs who also serve country and the humans they work with would be cast aside and not given the pleasure of retirement with abundant love and fun for the remainder of their lives. "God Bless our canine friends" we have to fight for them.

Sheri Shepherd Levy
Sheri Shepherd Levy

These dogs do a dangerous job and should be treated with kindness and respect.

Pam Richardson
Pam Richardson
  • Sheri Shepherd Levy

Don't they get PTS as well??? They need therapy too..i know it isn't as effective as humans..which sometimes is a bust as well..but someone is most likely willing to take on the job... As should at least give it a good try.

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