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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Baghdad Zoo Wants Animals

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Tags: zoos iraq It's bad enough to send animals to zoos, but to a zoo in Baghdad?? No way. It makes me sick thinking about the animals already there (numbering 1,500 including lions and tigers.).

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Your Tax Dollars at Work Building Iraqi Feedlots

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A recently established international partnership will focus on developing a “strong and viable beef and lamb feedlot industry” for Iraq, according to project participants. and Iraqi governmental agencies, universities and agribusiness groups and individuals will bring new private-sector economic opportunities to Iraq, they said. Tags: feedlots economic development iraq factory farm agribusiness From our "good friends" at Agrilife News.

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Military Dogs Experiencing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Here is a profile of one such dog who served in Iraq. Tags: military dogs I had read about military dogs who, after serving in a war zone, actually experienced post-traumatic stress disorder.

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The BS of Animal Research

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It's just like what the Republicans did to the Democrats in the US before going into Iraq. If you didn't support the war in Iraq, or president w, then you were a traitor to your country. Tags: animal research I like this post on Primate Freedom. Here's part of my response (I'd been thinking about posting these thoughts recently anyway.).People People who support animal research cloak themselves in altruism. They are only researching on animals because they "put people first."

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. Tags: UK animal research military pigs 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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Military Used Pigs in Brain Injury Research

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troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Tags: rats animal experimentation military pigs 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.

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Mad about the Congo

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I am no supporter of the Iraq War. Tags: virunga congo gorillas I suppose I've come to this pretty late and gorilla people already knew that this trouble was brewing. The rebel forces in the Congo have controlled the gorilla sector of Virunga since 2007. Clearly, I haven't been following this as I should have been. Right now, I am frustrated with the EU and the UN. This whole mess reminds me of other similar situations.Kosovo, Bosnia, Rwanda.

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And Man Created Dog

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A Veteran’s Best Friend ” – Meet an incredible therapy dog named Tuesday who helps an Iraq veteran to overcome his debilitating PTSD. Tags: books giveaways tv On Sunday, August 8 at 9PM ET/PT, And Man Created Dog on NGC traces the history of man’s best friend from its origins in the wild to the evolution of dogs as ultimate companions and even laborers.

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On Jeff Corwin's 100 HEARTBEATS

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Consider this: Every month, it takes $12 billion to fund America's involvement in the Iraq War. Tags: Activism Books Current Affairs Ethics Language 100 Heartbeats animal rights Jeff Corwin veganism When I was asked if I wanted to read Jeff Corwin's 100 HEARTBEATS (Rodale 2009) I was ambivalent. I know he's a conservationist, therefore I know he will advocate for "managing" the "resources" that are sentient nonhumans.

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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. Tags: news people helping animals The Dublin Dog Foundation (DDF) has partnered with Freedom Service Dogs, Inc. FSD) for their second annual philanthropic campaign.

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The Feather Thief: A Book Review

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government (Johnson had worked in Iraq for USAID, where he learned about his friends and colleagues problems first-hand). The hope was that they would be recovered with the tags attached. Prized for their feathers, most of the birds that are recovered do not have their tags, the biodata, attached. His dream is to find them still intact, attached to their tags, their biodata.

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