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Thumbs down Ministry of Defence defends decision to put down 288 dogs in three years

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The Military of Defence (MoD) has put down 288 dogs in the past three years, new figures show.

Among those humanely killed, 81 were because of age, 61 due to osteoarthritis and 33 were related to dangerous temperament.

The dogs were put down by the MoD from January 2010 to June this year, according to the Sun.

An MoD spokesman said the decision was only taken as a ‘last resort’ following veterinary advice.

‘We make every effort to re-home all military working dogs at the end of their service life and hundreds have gone to those closely associated with the animal while it was serving, or to others within the military community,’ they said.

‘Regrettably, due to the nature of their work some dogs can develop veterinary problems and it would be inappropriate and inhumane to re-home them.

‘The vast majority of dogs put down over the past three years was based on a veterinary diagnosis which concluded that the animal’s condition impeded their quality of life.

‘In certain circumstances, the veterinarian judges that it is unsafe to re-home the animal because of the risk they pose to the public or where re-homing them would conflict with the animal’s welfare.’

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Prince William spent almost eight years in the RAF (Picture: AFP/Getty)
The figures emerged after it was revealed that two guard dogs used to protect the Duke of Cambridge were euthanised within days of him leaving his military base.

A spokesman for the Dogs Trust charity said: ‘Dogs are not pieces of disposable kit that can be decommissioned at the end of their useful military life.

‘We fully understand that most service dogs cannot be rehomed as pets. Deployment to another role or retirement to a specialist handler are two alternative options.’
http://metro.co.uk/2013/09/19/minist...years-4054546/
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The Ministry of Defence has agreed to review its policy on destroying guard dogs after it emerged that 288 animals were put down in three years, including two dogs assigned to guard the Duke of Cambridge.

All dogs used by the MoD will now be checked by a military vet and an experienced dog handler before a decision is taken to put them down.
A wider policy may also be introduced so that the RAF follows the same rules as the Army and the Navy, according to The Sun.
The move comes after it emerged that 288 dogs had been put down by the MoD since 2010.
The Duke of Edinburgh's dogs – Blade, a nine-year-old German Shepherd, and Brus, a seven-year-old Belgian Shepherd – were destroyed last Friday, following the Duke’s final shift on the previous Tuesday.
The MoD said the dogs – referred to as “equipment” by one military source – were unsuitable for rehousing and insisted the timing of their deaths was unconnected with the Duke’s departure.

Two of the country’s biggest animal charities questioned whether enough had been done to find the dogs new homes.
A spokesman for the Dogs Trust charity said: “Dogs are not pieces of disposable kit that can be decommissioned at the end of their ‘useful’ military life … we would have hoped that the loyalty the dogs had shown their handlers during their working life was reciprocated at the time of their retirement.”
The RSPCA, meanwhile, said the MoD should have “explored all possible avenues” before euthanising the dogs.
The MoD has now agreed to implement tougher checks before a dog is destroyed.
A spokesman said: "Dogs considered not to be a danger to the public and with no significant veterinary problems, are always found a home. The sad decision to put them to sleep is only every taken after a full assessment.
"However to guarantee consistency across the ModD we are reviewing our policy to ensure a military vet, in conjunction with an experienced dog handler, will now be involved with every decision to put a dog to sleep."
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police dogs are retired and live with their handlers or new families, begs the question why the MOD doesn't want to re-home these dogs
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police dogs are retired and live with their handlers or new families, begs the question why the MOD doesn't want to re-home these dogs
From what I understand out and out military guard dogs are something else, only specialized handlers can handle them. Sniffer dogs can be re-homed but its more difficult for guard dogs, still am sure there are various other avenues to explore as the MoD will apparently be doing now.
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A British military dog killed in a grenade attack in Afghanistan will be posthumously awarded the PDSA's Dickin Medal for bravery. Four-year-old Labrador Sasha served with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, attached to the 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment.
She was credited with saving scores of lives by sniffing out mortars, hidden weaponry and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
Sasha was killed in Afghanistan alongside her handler, Lance Corporal Kenneth Rowe, in July 2008.
Lance Corporal Rowe, 24, and Sasha died when their routine patrol was ambushed and struck by a rocket-propelled grenade attack.
An inquest later heard that Lance Corporal Rowe, from West Moor near Newcastle, died the day after he was due to return home.
He chose to stay on to complete a planned operation because he was concerned about a lack of cover for his comrades.
The PDSA says Sasha is the 65th animal to receive the Dickin Medal since the award began in 1943.
The honour is the highest that an animal can receive while serving in a military conflict.
PDSA Director General Jan McLoughlin said: "We are extremely proud to be awarding a posthumous PDSA Dickin Medal to Military Working Dog Sasha.
"The award is even more poignant as we approach the centenary of World War One and are reminded of the huge debt we owe the animals who serve in times of conflict.
"Sasha's exceptional devotion to duty in Afghanistan saved many lives, both soldiers and civilians.
"This medal, recognised worldwide as the animals' Victoria Cross, honours both Sasha's unwavering service and her ultimate sacrifice."
RIP L/Cpl Rowe, sir.

RIP Sasha.
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The old adage that ' a dog is mans best friend', rings doubly true in the military.

ALL military dogs should have the same 'pension' rights as the 'human' soldiers.

I have met many dogs in my life, and many humans, I'll trust a dog over a human, any day.
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The old adage that ' a dog is mans best friend', rings doubly true in the military.

ALL military dogs should have the same 'pension' rights as the 'human' soldiers.

I have met many dogs in my life, and many humans, I'll trust a dog over a human, any day.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Dogs are called "man's best friend" - women's, too - and scientists say the bond between people and their pooches may be deeper than you might think.
Researchers in Japan said on Thursday oxytocin, a hormone that among other things helps reinforce bonds between parents and their babies, increases in humans and their dogs when they interact, particularly when looking into one another's eyes.
They described a series of experiments that suggest that people and their canine companions have mutually developed this instinctual bonding mechanism in the thousands of years since dogs were first domesticated.
Sometimes called the "love hormone," oxytocin is made in a brain structure called the hypothalamus and secreted from the pituitary gland. It is involved in emotional bonding, maternal behavior, child birth, breast-feeding, sexual arousal and other functions.
"Oxytocin has many positive impacts on human physiology and psychology," said Takefumi Kikusui, a veterinary medicine professor at Japan's Azabu University, whose research was published in the journal Science.
In one experiment, dogs were put in a room with their owners. The researchers tracked their interaction and measured oxytocin levels through urine samples. People whose dogs had the most eye contact with them - a mutual gaze - registered the largest increases in oxytocin levels. The dogs also had an oxytocin spike correlating with that of their owner.
The researchers conducted a similar experiment with wolves, close relatives of dogs, and found that no such thing happened despite the fact that the wolves had been raised by the people.
In another experiment, the researchers sprayed oxytocin into dogs' noses and put them in a room with their owners as well as people the dogs did not know. With the female dogs, and not the males, this increased the mutual gazing between dogs and their owners and also led to an oxytocin increase in the owners.
"I personally believe that there is a tight bond between the owner and dogs," Kikusui said.
"I have three standard poodles. I strongly feel the tight bonding with these dogs. Actually, I participated in the experiment, and my oxytocin boosted up after the eye gaze, like 300 percent," Kikusui added.
The study involved dogs of various breeds and ages including the miniature schnauzer, golden retriever, border collie, Labrador retriever, Shiba Inu, standard poodle, beagle and others.
(Reporting by Will Dunham Editing by W Simon)
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