These sniffer dogs are specifically trained to detect explosives through various techniques and alert their handlers.
However, a report was released by the U.S Government which mentioned the negligent conditions faced by these sniffer dogs in foreign land.
Bomb-sniffing dogs sent from the United States to its Middle Eastern ally Jordan are falling ill and dying due to poor treatment and negligence, a federal investigation has found. https://t.co/zWdUc8QaGx— CNN (@CNN) September 16, 2019
According to a report by HuffPost, in a span of over 8 years, 10 sniffer dogs have lost their lives to medical problems caused due to neglect by the foreign handlers.
Even the ones that have managed to survive are living under ‘unhealthy conditions’.
Disturbing pictures show the protruding ribs of sniffers and overgrown nails.
Several canines were observed to have hip dysplasia and obvious arthritis, and have lost the will to work.
Lack of maintenance can be seen in these pictures. Ticks were found embedded on the bodies of various sniffers.
According to CNN, there’s no provision of dog bowls in the kennels. The handlers throw the food on the floor which is covered with feces.
Reports say that since 2016, 66 more sniffer dogs were provided to Jordan and there is very little progress made from their end to look after the dogs.
OIG remains concerned that Jordan is not able or willing to provide adequate care for working dogs without the Department’s intervention.