Animals that our soldiers befriend are being murdered!
*Humane Society of the United States Alert!*
Animals that our soldiers befriend are being murdered. What ARE they
Citing concerns over public health and troop morale, the
Department of Defense treats stray dogs and cats befriended by
military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan as enemies of the
state: *The animals are collected and killed
This approach not only represents an about-face from military
policy in previous wars, when pets were often treasured mascots in
company units, but also flies in the face of modern science, which
argues that vaccination and sterilization, not indiscriminate
euthanasia, are the most effective tools to prevent an outbreak
and spread of rabies.
Contact President George W. Bush, our Commander in Chief and a
fellow dog owner himself, and tell him that Americans support our
troops in Iraq and Afghanistan--*and the companion animals who can
give these soldiers comfort while in hostile territory*. Also tell
him that if America wants to spread democratic values
and civility, we must set an example. One way to do that is for
the president to order Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld to
reverse military policy on pet ownership among troops and spread
the message of humane values throughout the world.
Go here to send President Bush a message that this is NOT acceptable to
Karen, Lucy (JRT) & Holly (Rat Terrier)