11 May '18, 5pm

Police Threaten to Euthanize Drug Dogs Over Marijuana Legalization #care2

Police Threaten to Euthanize Drug Dogs Over Marijuana Legalization #care2

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: We can’t legalize marijuana because … it would put some dogs out of work . At least, that’s what Illinois police are claiming – and the story gets worse, because they say that drug detection dogs taken off the job will be euthanized. If you think this claim sounds totally bananas, you’re not alone. In fact, a lot of experts in the field are expressing skepticism about these assertions. Narcotics dogs are very expensive to train — costing thousands of dollars each, and they’re often funded through grants and charities, rather than purchased directly by departments. Dogs are paired with handlers who train alongside them to learn how to effectively care for them. Police officers tend to forge close attachments to their canine companions, in a bond that transcends a simple working partnership. These dogs are trained to detect a variety ...

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