US stops sending bomb-sniffing dogs to Jordan and Egypt after mistreatment

The United States is no longer sending bomb-sniffing dogs to Egypt and Jordan after other canines sent to the countries were mistreated.

The dogs were trained in the U.S. and sent to Egypt and Jordan as part of an anti-terrorism program. The program was reviewed, and a September report revealed more than 100 instances in which dogs provided to Egypt, Jordan, and six other countries were neglected or mistreated.

“The department takes the results and recommendations of the OIG reports seriously. Any death of a canine in the field is an extremely sad event, and we will take every measure possible to prevent this from happening in the future,”
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