September 24, 2021

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U.S. military denies abandoning dogs in Kabul

The U.S. Department of Defense is trying to put an end to a controversy … animal. The Pentagon, the headquarters of the ministry, on Tuesday denied that US soldiers had abandoned their dogs at Kabul airport. During their final journey From the capital of Afghanistan.

“Contrary to misinformation, the U.S. military does not keep dogs in cages at Hamid Karzai International Airport, especially so-called military dogs,” said Pentagon spokesman John Kirby.

John Kirby added that photos posted on social media showed dogs kept in the Afghan zoo, not animals in the custody of the US military. Twitter.

Animal rights group PETA has issued a serious appeal claiming to rely on informed sources. To President Joe Biden So he intervenes to allow these animals to be sent back.

The association specifically noted the fate of “about sixty bomb sniffer dogs in the dormitory at the airport” and another sixty special dogs kept in a kennel in the airport hangar. Or food “.” In addition, dozens of pets belonging to the families of expelled Americans (…) were released into the streets and left to fend for themselves without the slightest chance of survival. “.

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