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WorldThe US sent bomb-sniffing dogs to Jordan. Now they're dying from poor treatment

12:30  16 september  2019
12:30  16 september  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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US -trained bomb - sniffing dogs sent to ally Jordan are losing their will to work and dying due to The US has been sending these specially trained dogs to Jordan for years as part of the extensive "Canines lose their effectiveness when their quality of life is poor ," the report read. When a team of

A malnourished Jordanian bomb - sniffing dog named Mencey is seen in an April 2018 photo taken when a team of veterinary workers traveled from the Since 2008, at least 12 U . S .-trained explosive detection canines provided to the kingdom under an antiterrorism program died from medical problems.

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.

The US sent bomb-sniffing dogs to Jordan. Now they're dying from poor treatment© Department of State Office of the Inspector General/Canine Validation Center Sniffer dog Athena, who was photographed severely emaciated in 2018, less than one year after being sent from the US to Jordan.

A year-long evaluation by inspectors at the State Department found that at least 10 such dogs in Jordan died between 2008 and 2016 from medical problems. Even those who survive are suffering from "unhealthy conditions," such as inadequate kennels, poor sanitation, and overwork.

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They recommend Jordan not receive any new canines until there is a sufficient plan in place, but the department rejected that, saying it would harm U . S . national security interests to counter terrorism and prevent “explosives from reaching the United States .”

Most of the bomb - sniffing dogs are in Jordan , the audit’s primary focus. Others are in Lebanon, Egypt, Morocco, Indonesia and Bahrain. At another Jordanian facility the dogs were severely overworked and required to search large numbers of vehicles without proper shelter, sanitation and

Photos in the report, published last week, show emaciated dogs with ribs protruding from their sides. Their nails are overgrown, and their ears are home to ticks so engorged they have likely been feasting on the dogs for days. In some facilities, there weren't any dog bowls -- the handlers fed the dogs by simply throwing food on the floor.

For more than 20 years, the US has sent bomb-sniffing and specially trained dogs to partner nations under an anti terrorism assistance program. Despite spending "millions of dollars" training and dispatching the dogs, State Department officials failed to ensure their health and welfare, said the report, which was launched after a hotline complaint about the dogs' treatment.

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Hardworking bomb - sniffing dogs are trained in America using taxpayer money, but are often gifted Several of the dogs were worked so intensely in the desert sun that they died from heat Despite the abuse, the report makes it clear that the United States will not stop providing working dogs to Jordan .

"People know us as hard workers and it's true," Remsberg said. " We ' re going to get the work in. IG report: US sent bomb - sniffing dogs to Jordan , then they died from poor care.

According to the report, the State Department's loose regulation and lack of concrete policies were a big factor in the dogs' mistreatment. The State Department couldn't provide investigators detailed information for the dogs in other partner countries besides Jordan, and there often aren't any written agreements with the countries outlining how to care for the dogs.

The US sent bomb-sniffing dogs to Jordan. Now they're dying from poor treatment© Department of State Office of the Inspector General/Bureau of Diplomatic Security's Office of Antite... The sniffer dogs in Jordan were found malnourished, disease-ridden, and in need of care services like nail trims.

This has led to persistent health problems in Jordan, the largest recipient in the program with 61 active bomb-sniffer dogs. Other countries with fewer dogs include Thailand, Morocco, Indonesia, Bahrain.

The first dog to die in Jordan was Zoe, a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois. She died from heat stroke in 2017 -- a "terrible death" that was due to improper care rather than an accident, the report said.

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US State Department. After a year working in Jordan , a U . S .-provided bomb - sniffing dog named Athena became emaciated, seen here in April 2018. They recommend Jordan not receive any new canines until there is a sufficient plan in place, but the department rejected that, saying it would harm

The case of 2-year-old Athena, who was severely emaciated and ultimately sent back to the US to recover in 2018, offers a glimpse into the dogs' filthy living conditions -- photos show dirt and feces all over her kennel floor, and an empty water bowl.

Even more damning is that concerns were raised as early as April 2016, when US canine training staff visited Jordan for a welfare check. The subsequent report noted the high death rate, lack of medical care, insufficient facilities, and that the dogs had "lost the will to work."

Despite the 2016 findings and recommendations, more dogs were subsequently sent to Jordan, and the program continued to be funded. Even when new measures were put in place, like the deployment of full-time mentors from the US to monitor the dogs in Jordan, the problems continued -- two such mentors had been there at the time of Athena's declining health, and they failed to either notice or intervene.

The report laid out five recommendations, including more frequent welfare checks and the creation of a written agreement with partner nations. The State Department fully agreed to four of the recommendations -- but did not agree to a suggestion to stop sending dogs to Jordan until there was a sustainability plan put in place.

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The US sent bomb-sniffing dogs to Jordan. Now they're dying from poor treatment© Department of State Office of the Inspector General/Canine Validation Center An underweight bomb-sniffing dog in Jordan, which had been sent from the US under the Explosive Detection Canine Program. Since the report's publication last week, US officials have demanded long-overdue action -- Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday, requesting more information and a briefing on the issue.

"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," Grassley wrote.

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