An alarming news is now circulating online after the dogs that were sent by the United States to Jordan under the Explosive Detection Canine Program are reportedly dying due to neglect. A federal investigation on the matter was recently concluded.
– Doggos from the United States for the Explosive Detection Canine Program sent to Jordan are said to be living under inhumane conditions.
– Around 10 dogs have already died.
– The findings from the investigation were published recently and it showed…
According to the investigation, which was for a whole year, inspectors at the State Department found that at least 10 dogs in Jordan have died from the years 2008 to 2016. These dogs died from unhealthy conditions like poor sanitation, overworked, and inadequate kennels. Photos of the dogs that remain in the country were published recently and it showed most of them already emaciated with overgrown nails and ears infested with ticks. Some of the facilities where these dogs are kept do not even provide dog bowls because the staff just throws food on the floor.
U.S. officials are now demanding a resolution on the issue. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, said in a statement, “It is important for Congress to know whether the program is operating effectively and efficiently and whether animals involved in the program are being treated according to the humane and ethical standards that the American people undoubtedly expect.”
It is unclear if these dogs will be returned to the U.S. anytime soon.
Read the tear-jerking article by Jessie Yeung here – https://edition.cnn.com/