The British Government euthanized 807 war dogs over the past ten years.
807 war dogs that have served on the front lines with British soldiers have been finally rewarded with the ultimate price for the heroic services rendered. The British Government proudly euthanized the war heroes. This fact was disclosed after government officials had confirmed the figures in the response to Freedom of Information requested by the Daily Mirror.
According to the government officials, the dogs had behavioral problem (too fierce), and could not be kept as pets. With this as an excuse, the British Government have been continuously killing the dogs in mass, in a very cautious and surreptitious way. Most of these dogs had served during the emergencies in Iraq and Afghanistan, when they did not even know that they would have to end their journey shortly after the war.
According to the Ministry of Defense, 20 dogs were put down in the year 2002, 89 dogs were put down in 2003, with the beginning of the Second Gulf War. The number rose up to 95 in the year 2006 and finally 125 in 2009. The dog lovers like us are claiming an answer to the reason behind the government's shamefully insane act. Considering this as a tragic practice, the Labour MP Kerry McCarthy said, "this is shocking. It seems a great shame that animals are destroyed in this way." McCarthy also said, "we need to make sure that every effort is made to find them new homes." According to the government officials retraining turns out to be ineffective and the dogs usually become too dangerous to be kept with new owners.
If the dog becomes too fierce to be re-homed, that's a behavioral issues and the dogs should be, in no ways, blamed for the kind of behavior they exhibit. It is the result of the non-grammatical way of treating and training them through out the service life. It should be considered as their handlers' fault. Why should those innocent lives be claimed?