In the light of this situation, governments have now decided to abide by the ASPCA stance where ‘Military animals should be humanely trained and responsibly maintained, and commitment to the animals’ well-being must extend beyond the period of military service.’ One example is the Dolphin Programme that was started during the Cold War. Military officials explained that the Dolphin Sonar was more advanced than any other Sonar and could be used to detect Soviet ships. Recently, however, dolphins have been equipped with hypodermic needles attached to their snouts so that they can inject into divers in restricted areas. Once injected, an illegal diver’s body would literally turn inside out due to an intake of Carbon Dioxide. Not only does this make a murderer out of an oblivious mammal but it also means a manipulation of dolphin instincts in the name of serving the wreckless causes of humanity.
In earlier decades dogs were most commonly used as war mine sniffers but their services are no longer required due to increasingly high death rates among dogs who were considered ‘too heavy.’ As a solution to such accidents a Belgian company engaged in training African pouch rats to search for food in locations of explosive material. As a result the rats were lighter and they were not harmed due their light body weight. Currently they are being used in Mozambique to clear the landmines left from a civil war. Indeed this is the only project where animals are used to fix the plight of humanity. For the first time rats have cleaned their bad reputation and now serve as saviours of humanity.
Animals should not be trained to contribute in war but to guide us humans into a world of peace and recuperation. Don't you agree?
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