An animal rights group has slammed the Biden administration after the US navy allegedly left its contract canines behind in Afghanistan earlier than pulling out of Kabul.
“I’m devastated by studies that the American authorities is pulling out of Kabul and abandoning courageous U.S. navy contract working canines to be tortured and killed on the hand of our enemies,” American Humane President and CEO Robert Ganzert stated in an announcement.
“These courageous canines do the identical harmful, lifesaving work as our navy working canines, and deserved a much better destiny than the one to which they’ve been condemned,” he wrote.
“This mindless destiny is made all of the extra tragic, as American Humane stands able to not solely assist transport these contract Ok-9 troopers to U.S. soil but in addition to supply for his or her lifetime medical care,” Ganzert continued.
He famous that his group “has labored hand in hand with the navy for greater than 100 years to rescue navy animals,” including that the group “brings house retired navy working canines and pairs veterans with life-saving service canines.”
Ganzert stated that “it sickens us to take a seat idly by and watch these courageous canines who valiantly served our nation be put to demise or worse.
“As a way to forestall this tragedy from occurring, these Ok-9’s must be loaded into no matter cargo area stays and flown to security,” he stated.
“We name on Congress to take motion to categorise contract working canines on the identical degree as navy working canines. Failure to do something much less, is a failure of humanity and a condemnation of us all,” he added.
The Put up has reached out to the US Central Command for remark.