Military Dogs Play Roles in Iraq and Afghanistan

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But the grand tradition continues in Iraq and Afghanistan. Tags: afghanistan military military force iraq dogs We chain them, use them for experiments, eat them in some countries and make them wear funny sweaters in others. But we also use them to fight our wars and intimidate our detainees. The most famous example of military dogs is the Vietnam dogs who faithfully served American soldiers and then were abandoned to unknown fates after we left the country.

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Pigs Used in Explosives Tests in Britain

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The tests "saved many lives" in Iraq and Afghanistan due to improvements in post-traumatic techniques, junior defence minister Quentin Davies said. I wish we could stop killing animals for reasons related to killing humans. From the BBC News. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has defended its use of more than 100 pigs in explosive tests in Wiltshire.

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Sen. Franken to Introduce Bill to Increase Use of Service Dogs for Vets

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Al Franken (suck on that Bill O'Reilly) has introduced a bill to increase the number of service dogs for vets returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. My bill will help train a statistically significant number of dogs to measure the benefits to veterans with physical and emotional wounds. The program would be monitored and refined over a three-year period to optimize its effectiveness. Frankly, I believe it is enough simply to improve the lives of those of whom we asked so much.

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Military Used Pigs in Brain Injury Research

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troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lovely. Military researchers have dressed live pigs in body armor and strapped them into Humvee simulators that were then blown up with explosives to study the link between roadside bomb blasts and brain injury. For an 11-month period that ended in December, researchers subjected pigs and rats to about 200 blasts, according to Pentagon documents and interviews. The explosions have ranged in intensity, wounding some of the pigs and killing others.

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Service Members Get a Second Chance with Service Dogs

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In early 2009, in recognition of the increasing number of “Wounded Warriors” that were returning from conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, FSD made the decision to concentrate its efforts on identifying deserving disabled veterans and matching them with a trained service dog companion.

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