An animal rights group has slammed the Biden administration after the US navy allegedly left its contract canine 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 canine to be tortured and killed on the hand of our enemies,” American Humane President and CEO Robert Ganzert stated in a press release.
“These courageous canine do the identical harmful, lifesaving work as our navy working canine, 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 Okay-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 dwelling retired navy working canine and pairs veterans with life-saving service canine.”
Ganzert stated that “it sickens us to take a seat idly by and watch these courageous canine who valiantly served our nation be put to dying or worse.
“With a purpose to stop this tragedy from occurring, these Okay-9’s must be loaded into no matter cargo house stays and flown to security,” he stated.
“We name on Congress to take motion to categorise contract working canine on the identical stage as navy working canine. Failure to do something much less, is a failure of humanity and a condemnation of us all,” he added.
The Publish has reached out to the US Central Command for remark.