President Biden leaves American Service Dogs in Afghanistan
President Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal continues to be one of the worst ever.
Biden is now coming under fire for leaving contracted working Service Dogs behind in Afghanistan.
The American Humane Group said the K-9’s are now at the hands of our enemy. The nonprofit is calling upon Congress to take action to classify working dogs on the same level as military working dogs.
American Humane Group CEO Robin Ganzert released a statement saying, “I am devastated by reports that the American government is pulling out of Kabul and leaving behind brave U.S. military contract working dogs to be tortured and killed at the hand of our enemies. These brave dogs do the same dangerous, lifesaving work as our military working dogs, and deserved a far better fate than the one to which they have been condemned.”
Veteran Sheep Dogs of America, among other groups, are currently working to evacuate the animals.
Furthermore, dogs are considered “unclean” in Islam, causing concerns on the future of their lives under Taliban rule.
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After all the attention this story has gotten, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby tweeted that the dogs left behind were not under the care of the US Military.
But, the official press release from SPCA International, says, “In the end, the dogs and their caretakers were explicitly NOT allowed to board military aircraft, and numerous private charter aircraft were not granted access to the airport either. Charlotte was informed that most of the KSAR dogs had to be released into the airport on August 30 as the airport was evacuated – turning once rescued shelter dogs into homeless strays. They were not given access to the flight we had secured to transport them out of the country.”
Continuing, “They are within the airport in an area used for housing employees at the far end of the flight line. We haven’t been able to confirm the number of dogs released, nor can we confirm whether the U.S. Military evacuated the 46 working dogs that had been under KSAR’s care when they left. We are urgently pressing for more details, and while this is more difficult now that the U.S. military has completely evacuated Kabul, we refuse to give up.”